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Insect 1

Observed: 6th June 2013 By: Alan LWT
Insect 1
insect 2
Species interactions

No interactions present.

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


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Here is a working link to the

Here is a working link to the Wikipedia entry for the varied carpet beetle

Interesting life history in which the juvenile stages can last 3 years, compared to a life of only 2 weeks as an adult.

Its the larvae that do the damage to carpets etc.

University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)