Approx 3-4mm in length, 2-3mm across.
Found in the bathroom, where it had been seen a few weeks ago.
No interactions present.
I don't have an illustration for Anthrenus scrophulariae but do have one for Anthrenus verbasci and also Trogoderma angustum and both of them could be in the running.
The book I looked into is 'Insects of Britain and Western Europe' by Michael Chinery ISBN: 9780713672398.
I'm new to this, so thanks to Mike Coon for suggesting it, and Sally for an initial identification. Now that I have an identification, what do I do with him? Shall I 'Welease Woger' or send him for crucifiction? Is he a 'goody' or a 'baddie'? Are ther any other recording organisations that should be informed?
The "Common Carpet Beetle" Anthrenus scrophulariae is a rare beetle in Britain, despite the ?American? name.
Dermestidae identification page here:
Every house will have a few dermestids now and again unless your entire house is free of cobwebs and bird nests and you never open the windows. Don't worry unless you start finding lots.
Lat/Lng: 51.58831, 0.44884
OS grid ref: TQ697905