Can anybody identify this bug please?
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it looks like a lady bird
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!
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!
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.
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