Definition of skin beetle in English:

skin beetle

Line breaks: skin bee¦tle

noun

chiefly North American
  • A beetle that feeds on carrion, hide, or similar material, and is sometimes a serious pest of stored goods.
    • Several species in the families Dermestidae and Trogidae
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    • In some cases, as in many skin beetles, the whole life cycle will take no more than three to four weeks.
    • Dermestid, or skin beetles, are one of the more destructive of the beetles, at least as far as humans are concerned.
    • While all are great shots and I agree with Deb about the last one, I am fascinated by the shadows of the hairs on the leaves of the skin beetle shot.

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