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Can anybody identify this bug please

Observed: 13th January 2011 By: caeorchid
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Description:

Can anybody identify this bug please?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Varied Carpet Beetle (Anthrenus (Nathrenus) verbasci) interacts

Comments

Simmo1236's picture

it looks like a lady bird

it looks like a lady bird

rimo's picture

It can certainly be mistaken

It can certainly be mistaken for a ladybird - we get them sent in to the ladybird survey from time to time - but it's actually a dermestid beetle. The larvae (known as 'woolly bears') feed on organic material such as birds' nests, insect collections, wool carpets, etc

Record your ladybird sightings!
www.harlequin-survey.org
www.ladybird-survey.org

caeorchid's picture

Varied Carpet Beetle (Anthrenus (Nathrenus) verbasci

thanks to everyone who helped identify the Varied Carpet Beetle (Anthrenus (Nathrenus) verbasci). Where could I find out more about them? Any tips gratefully accepted because they seem to have invaded my daughters bedroom!

RHoman's picture

Re: Varied Carpet Beetle

Put "Varied Carpet Beetle" into Google (UK) and you will find that every pest control outfit and nearly every local authority has something to say.

Robert Homan