Dermestes ater (De Geer, 1774)
This is not a native UK species, but sometimes can occur in pet shops or where exotic pets are kept that feed on a diet of Crickets. We have Tarantulas, so it was not surprising that we found several of these in the house during the latter part of 2009.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Dermestes ater
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated January 2016

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