5973 Hi there, I reside in the city of Coquitlam, in the province of British Columbia, Canada. I own a larger house, approximately 5 years old and just in the last 2 months, found these little guys on the window curtains and bed sheets. They are quite small (3.5 to 4 mm) and I’ve never found in groups, always found solo. Here in metro Vancouver, it rains fairly hard during January to April and we usually experience mild winter. What is this and is this something I should be concerned about? Thank you very much for your assistance! Hally
This looks like a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) in the genus Anthrenus, such as the varied carpet beetle, A. verbasci. See http://tinyurl.com/hz44zxx for images and detailed information on this species and http://tinyurl.com/zl9w25c elsewhere on this site for some control recommendations. These beetles often are found at windows as they attempt to get outdoors; they primarily are pollen feeders, unlike their destructive larvae. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.