The leather beetle

Latin: Dermestes frischii.
In addition to the typical bacon and dermestid beetles, other species which are very similar are imported from overseas. The leather beetle is one of the most common of these. It is quite common in Southern Europe and in countries from which we import raw hides. The leather beetle larvae have the same urge to wander and chew on everything before pupation, as the two above mentioned. The leather beetle requires heat and can usually not survive in Northern Europe, but in some cases it has established itself in factories for meat, fish or bone meal.