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Unknown insect

Observed: 17th March 2012 By: Stuart1960
unknown insect
Description:

less than a centimetre in length.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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beetle

This is related to the carpet beetles and bacon beetle etc. in family Dermestidae, but is thought to be a wild-living species, associated with decaying wood rather than human-made materials.

It's not often recorded and is listed as a Nationally Scarce species, see:
http://www.thewcg.org.uk/dermestidae/0541.htm

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