Carpet Beetles

carpet beetle carpet beetle larvaCarpet Beetles Senior only

Scientific name:
(Coleoptera: Dermestidae) several species

Facts: Carpet beetle adults are small, mottled brown to solid black, oval-shaped beetles about 1/8 inch long. Larvae are carrot-shaped, hairy or bristly, brownish, and about 1/4 inch long. Larvae can damage textiles, even synthetic materials. Adults often are found on window ledges indoors or outdoors on flowers in the early spring.

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