All too abundant, Anthrenus verbasci is a notorious destroyer of insect collections. The majority of species are small, <10mm in length and drab coloured, in the Palaearctic region only species of Dermestes exceed this size, being up to 15mm. Outdoors the life cycle of this insect is regulated by the seasons; indoors it may breed continuously throughout the year. The Larder beetle (Dermestes lardarius) is from the family of the Dermestidae. The under surface of the body and legs are covered with fine yellow hairs. Includes several common species, occurring indoors as pests and outside on timber and flowers. Should such an infestation occur, the infested products should be carefully disposed of, any items damaged by the pest should be treated in order to eliminate the infestation. There are several dark spots in the yellow area. A modern system is classified as follows, with an emphasis on the European species. The eggs hatch after about 12 days and, if necessary the larvae will roam in order to find food, meat products are preferred, especially those that are beginning to decay, but basically most animal products will be consumed and larvae will often live in cracks in floors or cupboards etc. Six dark spots are usually in the yellow band. Attageninae Casey, 1900 includes 3 tribes: Attagenini Casey, 1900 includes about 190 species of the cosmopolitan genus Attagenus Latreille, 1802, and a single species of Sefriana Pic, 1899; S. bleusei Pic, 1899, a native North African species also recorded from Europe. All text on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. They often enter houses from old birds’ nests. Where infestations occur in domestic premises, they are often encountered in larders, hence their common name. Alternatively, pupation takes place deep inside the infested commodity, or if the larvae are forced to pupate in the open they do so inside the last larval skin. This medium sized beetle, 7-9.5mm is very distinctive and usually unmistakeable due to its overall appearance; all dark with the basal half to third of the elytra covered in dense greyish or brownish pubescence, almost always with 3 dark spots arranged in a broad triangular pattern on each. The under surface of the body and legs are covered with fine yellow hairs. The BPCA catalogue of the most common public health and nuisance pests has been created to enable members of the public to make an educated choice when considering pest control. An adult larder beetle is either black or dark brown in color with the yellowish middle having dots on the back. Limited by guarantee. Check lofts, eaves and odd neglected corners for corpses or nests. © British Pest Control Association. Below we have listed things you can do to prevent Larder Beetles from returning: Exclusion is the best way to keep insects out of your home including Larder … Look for the brown band around the midsection of their black body. Dermestid larvae are brown to black and densely pubescent, usually with setae of differing lengths and density, and with usually prominent urogomphi. The soft sapwood of wooden structures are preferred pupation sites. Some may be found among the detritus in mammal and avian nests, or under bark on deciduous trees where they feed upon dead insects or cast larval skins etc. This form collects your name, phone number, email, address and other relevant details pertaining to a problem that you are looking for advice and assistance with. Distribution In temperate climates the females oviposit through the spring and into the summer, each laying more than 100 eggs near or on a food source. beetles. We are always aiming to provide you with safe and effective pest control solutions to your pest problems that work in the long run. The burrows created for this purpose may be up to 300mm long. The antennae are 11-15 segmented and often clubbed or with strongly transverse segments, and with the terminal segment enlarged. Our technicians are practising all the precautions required to protect customers, themselves & their families and are not carrying out any unnecessary visits. All Rights Reserved. Routine surveillance and regular cleaning are also important. If disturbed they will curl up and feign death. Hide Beetle (Leather Beetle) (Dermestes maculatus) Adults, 5.5-10mm long; elytra: uniformly skins, wood, natural fibres and dried foodstuffs. Please tick the box to confirm your consent to having Vale Pest Control collect the details that you have provided in the form, Copyright © 2020 Vale Pest Control @ www.valepestcontrol.co.uk, In view of the latest Government advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) we continue to operate as an essential service and as such continue to offer our services and call-outs relating to the protection of public health. metamorphosis with egg, larval, pupal and adult stages. It is in the end of the larval period when the larvae can be seen by people as they start migrating and looking for solid places (lead, cork, insulation or wood) where they can pupate. Megatominae Leach, 1815 includes 2 tribes: Anthrenini Casey, 1900 includes about 240 species in 10 subgenera of the cosmopolitan genus Anthrenus Geoffroy, 1762. Hygiene/management When mature the larvae are a little longer than the adults, densely pubescent and have a pair of rather short and curved urogomphi. The Larder Beetle or the Bacon beetle, which is another name for the same pest, is often found in domestic premises, usually in the areas where dried meat, fish, tobacco products, and spices are kept. Infrequent or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. Larder Beetle (Bacon Beetle) (Dermestes lardarius) Adults, 7-9mm long, body, oval-shaped and densely covered with round scale-like hairs; broad light band crosses elytra, with three black spots on each side. In domestic premises they tend to occur continuously over several years due to the difficulty in finding and removing the food source and larvae. Thylodriini Beal, 1959 includes the genus Thylodrias Motschulsky, 1839 with a single cosmopolitan species, T. contractus Motschulsky, 1839. Baited traps used indoors can be a good source of Dermestes and Reesa. 3. It is a member of the beetle group called dermestid beetles. Thorough surface spray treatments with residual activity are vital where infestations are extensive. They are white, 2mm in length and often laid in the crevices of commodities. For more information on what cookies are and how you can manage and remove them click here. The service is safe and effective, available for industrial and residential cases of Larder beetle infestations.