Buffalo Carpet Beetle

5584   This tiny beetle was found in my bathroom on a wooden stool this afternoon. It is mid-January and about -15 C outside. My house is kept at about 18 C if that helps. I’m in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. This guy, or lady, is pretty small, smaller than a lady bug. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one before. I’m curious as to what it is. Thank you! Amanda
This is a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) in the genus Anthrenus, likely A. scrophulariae, known as the buffalo carpet beetle. See http://tinyurl.com/jk82lfw for images and detailed information including control recommendations. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.