Anthrenus

noun An·thre·nus \ anˈthrēnəs \

Definition of Anthrenus

:a genus of small beetles (family Dermestidae) having hairy larvae very destructive to woolen goods, fur, or other organic materials and including the carpet beetles and small gray and brown museum pests (A. varius and A. musaeorum) that destroy botanical and zoological specimens

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Origin and Etymology of anthrenus

New Latin, irregular from Greek anthrēnē hornet, wasp


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