Dermestes maculatus DeGeer, 1774

Majka, Christopher G., 2007, The Derodontidae, Dermestidae, Bostrichidae, and Anobiidae of the Maritime Provinces of Canada (Coleoptera: Bostrichiformia), Zootaxa 1573 (1), pp. 1-38: 8

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Dermestes maculatus DeGeer, 1774


Dermestes maculatus DeGeer, 1774  

NOVA SCOTIA: Halifax Co.: Halifax , 18.viii.1982, D. McCarthy, intercepted in merchandise from Nigeria, NSMC   . PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND: Queens Co.: Charlottetown , x.1975, L.S. Thompson, (2), ACPE   .

An introduced Palearctic species newly recorded on Prince Edward Island and the Maritime Provinces as a whole ( Fig. 2 View FIGURE 2 ). Intercepted in Nova Scotia and not established there. Cosmopolitan; found throughout the USA; in Canada recorded from British Columbia east to Québec ( Beal 2003). A pest found in houses, on baled skins, and in other products of animal origin ( Beal 2003).


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