Malherbe Rossouw's picture

Grey and brown stripes

Observed: 8th October 2013 By: Malherbe Rossouw
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Joe Botting's picture

Not always easy

There are actually several species of Anthrenus that look superficially very similar but have somewhat different markings, so it's worth looking closely at them. Pretty sure this is indeed verbasci, though. :o)

Tony Rebelo's picture

No justifiation given to species

There are 27 species of Anthrenus listed in the ZA iSpot dictionary. How do you identify this as the Museum Beetle versus one of the other 26 species recorded in the region?

Can you legitimately ID this beyond genus? Based on what is visible can you even get to subgenus?

See www.ispot.org.za/species_dictionary/Anthrenus

Tony Rebelo's picture

Please help link this to the

Please help link this to the SANBI dictionary: agree to ID 2 above.