Dermestes maculatus

Common foods for these beetles include leather goods, hides, skins, dried fish, pet-food, bacon, cheese, and feathers, making them a stored goods pest. This species has a global distribution and is often found underneath bodies that have decomposed for several days to weeks.

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Common NamesHide Beetle, Skin Beetle
Preservation OptionAlcohol


Specimens sold in alcohol are sent in clear, archival-quality glass vials with poly-seal caps to prevent evaporation. They are sent with alcohol-proof, typed specimen data labels.

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