Skin Beetles


Summary 2

Dermestidae are a family of Coleoptera that are commonly referred to as skin beetles. Other common names include larder beetle, hide or leather beetles, carpet beetles, and khapra beetles. There are approximately 500 to 700 species worldwide. They can range in size from 1–12 mm. Key characteristics for adults are round oval shaped bodies covered in scales or setae. The (usually) clubbed antennae fit into deep grooves. The hind femora also fit into recesses of the coxa....

SoCal Status 3

Known Species per The California Beetle Database .
Anthrenus lepidus
Anthrenus parvus
Anthrenus sophonisba
Anthrenus verbasci
Apphianus yuccae
Apsectus araneorum
Attagenus rufipennis
Attagenus schaefferi hypar
Cryptorhopalum apicale
Cryptorhopalum balteatum
Cryptorhopalum filitarse
Cryptorhopalum fusculum
Cryptorhopalum ruficorne
Cryptorhopalum triste
Cryptorhopalum uteanum
Dearthrus stebbinsi
Dermestes caninus
Dermestes caninus mannerheimi
Dermestes frischi
Dermestes maculatus
Dermestes marmoratus
Dermestes rattus tristis
Dermestes talpinus
Egidyella arcana
Megatoma ampla
Megatoma falsa
Megatoma variegata
Novelsis perplexa
Novelsis picta
Novelsis sabulorum
Novelsis timia
Novelsis uteana
Orphilus subnitidus
Trogoderma grassmani
Trogoderma parabile
Trogoderma simplex
Trogoderma sternale
Trogoderma sternale aspericolle
Trogoderma sternale deserti
Trogoderma sternale sternale

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