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Any of various beetles of the family Dermestidae, having larvae that feed chiefly on materials of animal origin such as fur, hides, wool, and stored food.

[From New Latin Dermēstidae, family name, from Dermēstēs, type genus, from Greek dermēstēs, worm that eats skin or leather, derma, skin; see der- in Indo-European roots, edō, es-, to eat; see ed- in Indo-European roots.]

der·mes′tid adj.


(Animals) any beetle of the family Dermestidae, whose members are destructive at both larval and adult stages to a wide range of stored organic materials such as wool, fur, feathers, and meat. They include the bacon (or larder), cabinet, carpet, leather, and museum beetles
[C19: from New Latin dermestida, from Greek dermēstēs, from derma skin + esthiein to eat]
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Evaluation of toxicity of ethanolic extracts of Piper guineense and Capsicum annum on dermestid beetle, Demestes maculatus (DeGeer 1774), a pest on dried catfish, Clarias gariepinus.
Some boil skulls, while others pressure wash and a handful use dermestid beetles.
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A suite of dermestid beetle traces on dinosaur bone from the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation, Wyoming, USA.
In contrast with previously described results, the bruchid Acanthoscelides obtectus (Say) (Coleoptera: Bruchidae) and the dermestid Trogoderma granarium (Everts) (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) seemed to be slightly influenced by EO fumigations [70-73].
A revisionary study of the North American dermestid beetles formerly included in the genus Perimegatoma (Coleoptera).
Furthermore, dermestid beetles and other insects will consume bone or dried skin, leading to extensive damage of the body, such as numerous small and large holes.
All specimens were skeletonized using dermestid beetles and skeletons were surveyed under normal light.
During the fall 2014 "Nature's Recyclers" program, audience members met characters like Freddy the Fungus, Suzi the Snail, Polly the Pileated Woodpecker, and Dolly the Dermestid Beetle in a family-friendly program lasting about 20 minutes.
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