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EENY480: Black larder beetle, incinerator beetle, Dermestes ater DeGeer (Insecta: Coleoptera: Dermestidae)

Figure 2. Ventral view of abdomen of an adult black larder beetle, Dermestes ater DeGeer. Notice dark brown patches in the middle and on the sides. Also note that on both the third and fourth segment of the abdominal sternites (counting from the top), the adult male has a small stout bristle surrounded by golden-colored bristles, which the female lacks. Photograph by: Andreas Herrmann, http://www.dermestidae.com/ Used with permission.