Visual Reference Library - Insects

Image of CARPET BEETLE
Anthrenus scrophulariae (L.) 
Length: Approximately 3 - 5 mm
A beetle of striking coloration. Wing covers and neck shield have black scales with a white, wavy design. The wing seam, margins and parts of the neck shield have marked red scales. The olive brown larvae have black-brown hairs and grow to a length of 6 mm.
Beetles and larvae are found outside as well as inside. The eggs are deposited preferably on animal substances. The life cycle takes approximately 6 months, depending on 
climatic conditions. The larvae are found in woolen goods, rugs, upholstered furniture, feathers, etc. Through mass 
infestation they can cause great damage.

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Last updated December 2016