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Abstract

Dermestid beetles (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) of Radom environs.

Abstract

The occurrence of 19 species of dermestid beetles in the environs of Radom (E Poland) is reported. The majority of recorded species is widely distributed and common in Poland. Only four species may be regarded as rare or interesting from the zoogeographical point of view - Attagenus schaefferi (known mainly from the southern part of Poland), Attagenus pantherinus (a rarely collected beetle associated with hymenopteran nests), Attagenus smirnovi (an introduced species, reported from Poland for the first time in 2004), Anthrenus picturatus (known only from few localities in Poland), and Anthrenus polonicus (an Eastern boundary of its zoogeographical range runs through Poland).