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varied carpet beetle

Anthrenus verbasci


This tiny 2mm long beetle had wavy markings of white, black, ochre and yellow on the elytra. His antennae were clubbed. Could not make much else of the details.


A serious pest, this is an invasive species that lives and destroys organic material - clothes, furniture, carpets.


I was so excited to find him until I discovered what he was.

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Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 11 years ago

Martin, I've added him to the beetles mission but will happily remove him as he is a serious and invasive pest.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 11 years ago

So small.. such a trouble maker.

Leuba Ridgway
Spotted by
Leuba Ridgway

3802, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Sep 24, 2012
Submitted on Sep 24, 2012

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