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museum beetle

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Definition of museum beetle in English:

noun

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
Example sentences
  • 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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