NUMERICAL TAXONOMY OF FAMILY DERMESTIDAE: COLEOPTERA IN IRAQ BY USING GLUSTERING ANALYSIS

Abstract

Morphological characteristics of insect species (Thylodaris , Dermestes , Anthernus, Globiconis, Phraonoma, Trogoderma) belong to Dermestidae :Coleoptera which are recorded in IRAQ were given equal weight for each character .A matrix was constructed for the characteristics a dendrogram and multisided shape were drown for similarity and differences between the species using Clustering Analysis Statistically Packaging SPSS-17. The results revealed that characteristics ranging 96.19-20 % . Not a single similarity was found between Trogoderma & Anthrenus compared to the preceding species dealt with Cartier .