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anthrenus


anthrenus


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Anthrenus  \An*thre"nus\,  n.  [NL.,  fr  Gr  ?  a  hornet.] 
  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  genus  of  small  beetles,  several  of  which  in  the  larval 
  state,  are  very  destructive  to  woolen  goods,  fur,  etc  The 
  common  ``museum  pest''  is  {A.  varius};  the  carpet  beetle  is 
  {A.  scrophulari[ae]}.  The  larv[ae]  are  commonly  confounded 
  with  moths.