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Which kind of arthropod?
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Posted on 06-04-2022 20:40

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I have found several times this kind of arthropod unde rthe bark of plane trees (Platanus sp.) in northern Spain.

I have no idea which it may be. I have thought of some kind of Myriapod - some kind of Polyxenida or something akin - but I have discarded it. So I am a bit puzzled.

Any help to identify it?

Thank you veru much in advance.

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Posted on 06-04-2022 20:58

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Hi, these are larvae of beetles: Dermestidae. Probably Anthrenus museorum.
Greetings, Eric
Tony Irwin
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Posted on 07-04-2022 09:19
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I agree with Dermestidae, but the situation and size of the setal tufts suggest that this is Ctesias serra rather than Anthrenus.
Tony Irwin
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Posted on 07-04-2022 11:20

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Thank you Tony, that fits much better!
Greetings, Eric
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Posted on 08-04-2022 07:11

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Thank you very much for the identification! I was completely lost.

I will be attentive to the adults, since I have never seen them.
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