Anthrenus museorum (Linnaeus, ). Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Bostrichoidea > Dermestidae > Anthrenus > Florilinus > Anthrenus museorum. Dermestid Beetle – Anthrenus museorum Carpet Beetle – Anthrenus museorum What species of Carpet Beetle – Anthrenus museorum Museum. Unknown – Anthrenus museorum museum beetle – Anthrenus museorum Dermestid – Anthrenus museorum – female Anthrenus subgenus Florilinus?.

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Everything you wanted to know about head lice. If you need expert professional advice, contact your local extension office. Anthrenus Palearctic insects Beetles described in Dermestidae stubs. The images stopped me in my tracks. Oval-shaped, like small, whitish grubs with long, erect black bristles on the top of their body and 3 bunches of converging hairs at their rear end.

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This site uses cookies. Click here for details of how to get the juseorum scarce hardback. Please consider a year-end gift to BugGuide! They do not cause any damage, whereas their larvae have a marked preference for insect collections and stuffed anthrejus or feathered animals. Scanning electron microscopy of shark skin, bat tongue, butterfly wing, fern frond. Overview Anthrenus museorum have a polyphagous and necrophagous food diet.

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At its rear end, it has three pairs of long antenna.

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As indicated by their name, museum beetles are very fond of museums where they seek insect collections, herbaria, stuffed animals, skins, furs, dessicated animal bodies, cotton goods, leather, wool, natural or artificial silk fibers, all kinds of paper goods, cereal, and diverse foodstuffs especially when they contain starch. They will also eat silk another animal fibrefeathers whether boas or stuffed birdsfurs stoles, coats and more stuffed displays.

If you need expert professional advice, contact your local extension office. Egg incubation requires between 11 and 15 days. The paperbacks were released into the wild in February They can survive in very, very dry environments. With generation times of only a few days or weeks, it is not long before there is an army of Anthrenus larvae. Garden Wildlife blog, mostly creepy crawlies, but also the occasional bluetit, fox or bat. It tiptoes about in the dark nibbling at the dry husks, but is itself immune to spider attack.

A natural history of animals in the home. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Bugguide is hosted by: To lay eggs, the female seeks nooks, carpets, flooring or wool to hide and to assure a food supply for the larvae.

They have devoured plenty of specimens in my relatively small insect collection including, recently, a large number of parasitic flies family Tachinidae stored in a rather old and obviously not Anthrenus -proof store box. This sets up jamming signals across the silk threads of the webs.


This’ll get you scratching your head. If a spider comes near, Ctesias starts wiggling its tail, at high speed.

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It is almost identical to that of all Anthrenus species. Unlike Anthrensuit does not find abundant food in bird or small mammal nests, nor has it invaded bee or wasp colonies.

Create a free website or blog at WordPress. Internet References species page 3 Works Cited 1. I like it a lot. In summer, females frequently get into houses to lay their eggs, provided that they can find food substrates anthtenus their larvae.

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The larva is yellowish, hairy, and measures 4. Rather short legs that can fold back into their grooves on the ventral surface. How an irritating but trivial gnat became imbued with dark menace well beyond its diminutive size. Once the adult stage is reached, the imago lives in the larval remains for about a week before becoming active and taking flight. Bright scales of dorsal surface condensed on side margins of pronotum and forming three usually narrow fasciae on elytra.

Don’t mention cats though. Ctesias is a relatively uncommon species, but occurs on a wide variety of trees, including some of the musdorum street trees here in East Dulwich.

It lives for one or two weeks, outdoors, on plants. They are considered as the most harmful museum species worldwide, but in France other Anthrenus species cf. Click here for follow-up information.