Day 90: Varied Carpet Beetles

Varied Carpet Beetles ©Jackie Brooks “The varied carpet beetle (Anthrenus verbasci) is a 3 mm long beetle belonging to the family Dermestidae. This beetle in larval form is common in houses where it usually does little or no noticeable harm, but it is a feared pest in natural history museums, where it can seriously damage biological specimens. While adults are pollen grazers, larvae feed on natural fibers and can damage carpets, furniture, clothing and insect collections.” (To read more about this beetle click here)

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