Anthrenus museorum (Linnaeus, 1761)

Majka, Christopher G., 2007, The Derodontidae, Dermestidae, Bostrichidae, and Anobiidae of the Maritime Provinces of Canada (Coleoptera: Bostrichiformia), Zootaxa 1573 (1), pp. 1-38: 13

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Anthrenus museorum (Linnaeus, 1761)


Anthrenus museorum (Linnaeus, 1761)  

NOVA SCOTIA: Colchester Co.: Debert , 13.v.1996, J. Ogden, JOC   . PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND: Queens Co.: Brackley , 9.vii.1983, M.E.M. Smith, ACPE   ; Charlottetown , 16.ii.1996 and 11.iv.1997, M.E.M. Smith, (2), ACPE   ; Cornwall, summer 1998, M.E.M. Smith, (3), ACPE   .

An introduced Palearctic species, newly recorded in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and the Maritime Provinces as a whole ( Fig. 4 View FIGURE 4 ). In the USA recorded from Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Wisconsin ( Beal 2003); in Canada known from Ontario, Québec, and Newfoundland (Bousquet 1991). A household pest; larvae are found on wool, fur, skins, and other animal products; also on museum specimens and insect collections. Like other species in the genus, adults feed on nectar and pollen, mate in the field, and fly indoors to oviposit ( Bousquet 1990).