Larder Beetle (Dermesteslardarius)
Adult larder beetles are about 8 mm long and dark brown, with a broad, pale yellow, black-spotted band across the front portion of the wing covers. There are six black dots on this band, three on each wing cover, arranged in a triangle. The underside and legs are covered in yellowish hairs. Other Dermestes species include D. peruvianas (uniformly dark) and D. maculatus (black with patches of white hair).
Larder Beetle Removal
In domestic situations or industrial kitchens, an integrated programme of cleaning and spraying with residual insecticide (paying attention to all cracks and crevices), will control most infestations.