Share this entry

Share this page

hide beetle

Line breaks: hide bee¦tle

Definition of hide beetle in English:

noun

A dull brown scavenging beetle that feeds on stored hides and dried meat and may be a serious pest of warehouses.
  • Dermestes maculatus, family Dermestidae
Example sentences
  • Mature larvae of the hide beetle, Dermestes maculatus, have the habit of boring into various hard surfaces to pupate, usually preferring softwoods.
  • A new insecticide labelled for control of darkling beetles, hide beetles and flies, known as orthoboric acid, provides long residual control up to nine to twelve months or longer.
  • Initially, use this product once every 2 weeks and then monthly to assure hide beetles won't return.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day emulous
Pronunciation: ˈɛmjʊləs
adjective
seeking to emulate someone or something