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Dermestes ater
(black larder beetle)

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Dermestes ater (black larder beetle)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 20 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Dermestes ater
  • Preferred Common Name
  • black larder beetle
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Dermestes ater DeGeer

Preferred Common Name

  • black larder beetle

Other Scientific Names

  • Dermestes ater domesticus
  • Dermestes cadaverinus Fabricius
  • Dermestes felinus Fabricius

International Common Names

  • English: hide, beetle; incinerator, beetle; larder, beetle, black
  • French: dermeste noir

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Speckkaefer, Aas-

EPPO code

  • DERMAT (Dermestes ater)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Coleoptera
  •                         Family: Dermestidae
  •                             Genus: Dermestes
  •                                 Species: Dermestes ater

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 17 Dec 2021
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Africa

SenegalPresent
ZambiaPresent

Asia

AzerbaijanPresent
ChinaPresent
IndiaPresent
-Tamil NaduPresent
IndonesiaPresent

Europe

CzechiaPresentIntroduced1948
CzechoslovakiaPresent
GermanyPresentIntroducedFirst reported: <2000
ItalyPresentIntroduced1995
LithuaniaPresentIntroduced1995
NorwayPresentIntroduced1900
SwedenPresentIntroducedFirst reported: <1995
United KingdomPresentIntroduced1868

North America

United StatesPresent
-HawaiiPresent

Oceania

New ZealandPresentIntroduced1942

South America

BrazilPresent
-Minas GeraisPresent

Natural enemy of

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SpeciesStages attackedCountries where known to occurReferences
Bombyx mori
Lymantria dispar

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