Carpet beetle

6564.    They’re not bedbugs but I find them in my sofa when I clean under the cushions. Sometimes I see them crawling on the floors or on the wall. Never see more than 1 at a time. I do not know what they are. They’re little, like 5-6mm long. They’re like tiny little beetles that can fly – I rarely see them fly, but this little guy got right annoyed with my phone up close and flew into my curtains to hide. Montreal, Quebec. Canada


Number 6564. This is a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae); possibly a banded black carpet beetle (aka wardrobe beetle), Attagenus fasciatus. Click here for images and distribution map.