Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

Attagenus gobicola frivaldszky, 1892 and Anthrenus picturatus Solskij, 1876 (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) - the new invasive species of carpet beetles in the fauna of Belarus.

Abstract

For the first time, the actual material collected within the territory of the city of Gomel is given for the alien Eastern Palearctic species of carpet beetles Attagenus gobicola Frivaldszky, 1892 (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) new to the fauna of the Republic of Belarus. This species is a dangerous pest of keratin-containing materials, zoological collections, and grain products, the native range of which includes arid and foothill areas of the central and eastern parts of Central Asia. Information on current species distribution, as well as the features of biology and ecology, is given. The find of Anthrenus picturatus Solskij, 1876 mentioned in the article is also the first one for Belarus.