EENY466/IN836 Hide beetle Dermestes maculatus DeGeer

EENY466, a 5-page illustrated fact sheet by Brianna Shaver and Phillip Kaufman, is part of the Featured Creatures collection. It describes this beetle that feeds on carrion and dry animal products, and has forensic significance in helping to estimate the post mortem interval in suicide or homicide cases — synonymy, distribution, description, life cycle and biology, forensic importance, and economic importance. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, November 2009.