Dermestes ater

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Dermestes ater (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Simon Hinkley & Ken Walker, Museum Victoria
Source: PaDIL
Vernacular names
• Deutsch: Aas-Speckkäfer
• English: black larder beetle
• Français: dermeste noir

Dermestes ater de Geer 1774 - (black larder beetle)

The beetles is found on animal skins in Africa and South America and has been introduced into Europe. It also attacks dried fish and other dried animal products and is further considered a predator of some pests.


Publications covering Dermestes ater

Annals of the Entomological Society of America (2006) 99, 121-143
C.E. Causton, S.B. Peck, B.J. Sinclair, L. Roque-Albelo, C.J. Hodgson and B. Landry (2006)
Alien insects: Threats and implications for conservation of Galápagos islands

Mitteilungen der deutschen Gesellschaft für allgemeine und angewandte Entomologie (2001) 13, 149-160
Joachim Schliesske (2001)
Zum Wandel der Transportraum-Entomologie
[On the change of cargo space entomology]

International Journal of Acarology (1998) 24, 231-236
K. Ramaraju, B. Rajasekaran and M. Mohanasundaram (1998)
A new Podapolipus species (Acari : Podapolipidae) from Dermestes ater (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) from Tamil Nadu, India