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Carpet beetle

Observed: 15th March 2011 By: Michael HartupMichael Hartup’s reputation in InvertebratesMichael Hartup’s reputation in InvertebratesMichael Hartup’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:
Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which variegated carpet beetle (Anthrenus verbasci) interacts

Comments

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It is Anthrenus. The brown

It is Anthrenus. The brown and white zig zag pattern is characteristic.
Attagenus looks quite different. It is black with two large white spots on the elytra.

Best wishes,

Donal.