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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
A black beetle, ''Dermestes lardarius'', that has a distinctive yellow band across the base of its wing. The universally found larder beetle larvae feed on animal matter, including [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=leather leather], [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=fur fur], [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=feather feathers], [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=horn horn], and carcasses. The larvae may also damage to [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=cellulose cellulose] materials. The adult insects are 7 to 9 mm long and have a life span of up to 1.5 years. The brownish-yellow larvae have a fine line down the center of its abdomen. The larvae can grow to 12 mm in length. The larval period lasts from 15 to 80 days.
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A black beetle, ''Dermestes lardarius'', that has a distinctive yellow band across the base of its wing. The universally found larder beetle larvae feed on animal matter, including [[leather]], [[fur]], [[feather|feathers]], [[horn]], and carcasses. The larvae may also damage to [[cellulose]] materials. The adult insects are 7 to 9 mm long and have a life span of up to 1.5 years. The brownish-yellow larvae have a fine line down the center of its abdomen. The larvae can grow to 12 mm in length. The larval period lasts from 15 to 80 days.
  
 
[[File:Larder.Beetle.Larval.Dmge_Univ.Nebr.jpg|thumb|Larder beetle  
 
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(''Dermestes lardarius'')]]
 
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== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
  
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== Sources Checked for Data in Record ==
  
 
* Lynda A. Zycherman, J.Richard Schrock, ''A Guide to Museum Pest Control'', FAIC and Association of Systematics Collections, Washington DC, 1988
 
* Lynda A. Zycherman, J.Richard Schrock, ''A Guide to Museum Pest Control'', FAIC and Association of Systematics Collections, Washington DC, 1988

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Larder beetle

Description

A black beetle, Dermestes lardarius, that has a distinctive yellow band across the base of its wing. The universally found larder beetle larvae feed on animal matter, including Leather, Fur, feathers, Horn, and carcasses. The larvae may also damage to Cellulose materials. The adult insects are 7 to 9 mm long and have a life span of up to 1.5 years. The brownish-yellow larvae have a fine line down the center of its abdomen. The larvae can grow to 12 mm in length. The larval period lasts from 15 to 80 days.

Larder beetle (Dermestes lardarius)

Synonyms and Related Terms

Dermestes lardarius

Additional Information

º MuseumPests.net: Larder Beetle

Additional Images


Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Lynda A. Zycherman, J.Richard Schrock, A Guide to Museum Pest Control, FAIC and Association of Systematics Collections, Washington DC, 1988
  • Rosalie Rosso King, Textile Identification, Conservation, and Preservation, Noyes Publications, Park Ridge, NJ, 1985

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