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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Views Read Edit View history. Contributors own the copyright to and are solely responsible for contributed content. Dedicated naturalists volunteer their time and resources here to provide this service. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Anthrenus museorum. Adults live on flowers and can be quite abundant along with other Anthrenus species on Apiaceae Umbellifera flowers where they feed on nectar and pollen.

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Overview Anthrenus museorum have a polyphagous and necrophagous food diet. Create a free website or blog at WordPress. Museum beetles do not just mueorum in museums, they also live in homes, where they go by another name — carpet beetles. A handbook of urban entomology Robinson W. Even ants, apparently, have their followers.

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Anthrenus museorum, Museum Beetle

The paperbacks were released into the wild in February The similarly coloured A. I like it a lot.

Antennal club considerably shorter than rest of antenna. As indicated by their name, museum anhrenus are very fond of museums where they seek insect collections, herbaria, stuffed animals, skins, furs, amthrenus 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.

Conversely, in unfavourable or extreme conditions, the whole development cycle can last up to 2 years, even more.

Elsewhere there are fans of stick insects, earwigs, fleas and hissing cockroaches. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

museum beetle

But it is the scourge of entomologists the world over. This sets up jamming signals across the silk threads of the webs. Anthrenus museorumcommonly known as the museum beetleis a species of beetle found in the Palearctic including Europethe Near East and the Nearctic. It is almost identical to that of all Anthrenus species. Overview Recognition criteria Development cycle Infected materials Geographical distribution Related species Photos and video.

Ventral surface of a uniform light-grey colour. We strive to provide accurate information, but we are mostly just amateurs attempting to make sense of a diverse natural world.


Bugguide is hosted by: Oval-shaped, like anthrenks, whitish grubs with long, erect black bristles on the top of their body and 3 bunches of converging hairs at their rear end.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The larva is yellowish, hairy, and measures 4.

Don’t mention cats though. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Home Anthrenus museorum Linnaeus, It prefers the flowers of AsteraceaeApiaceae and Scrophulariaceae. Unlike Anthrenusit does not find abundant food in bird or small mammal nests, snthrenus has it invaded bee or wasp colonies.

Garden Wildlife blog, mostly creepy crawlies, but also the occasional bluetit, fox or bat. These are often made in the same places as bird and animal nests, either in hollow trees, loft spaces or hedge bottoms.

These shadowy outlines were stained into the paper lining a couple of store-boxes I recently picked up at the Booth Museum of Natural History, in Brighton.

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