Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of museum beetle in English:
A small dark beetle whose larvae can cause severe damage to carpets, stored goods, and zoological and entomological collections.
- Anthrenus museorum and related species, family Dermestidae
- We got beetles hatching in the necks of Chinese basses and museum beetles munching on the bow hair.
- Infection of specimens can be a problem and mites or museum beetles can destroy a collection in a short time.
- The museum beetle that causes so much damage to museum collections also belongs to this family.
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