Anthrenus isabellinus Küster, 1848Non-native    Synonyms: Anthrenus isabellinus dorsatus.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Coleoptera   >   Family Dermestidae   >   Genus Anthrenus   


"Mediterranean Europe and N Africa, east to Greece and Libya (at least). Introduced to North America, now widespread across the US + BC." (BugGuide)

Where to find:

"Adults feed on pollen and nectar; in bird nests, larvae feed on feathers, dead nestlings, or insect remains; indoors, they can damage dried fish, woolens, and other animal materials." (BugGuide)

There are 14 records in the project database.

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An Anthrenus isabellinus in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/24/2020). Determined by Boris Büche/BugGuide. Photo by Steve Scholnick. (MBP list)

Anthrenus isabellinus in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/15/2021). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Anthrenus isabellinus in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/8/2020). (c) Manoli Strecker, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Manoli Strecker via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

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