Larvae of a carpet beetle

6709.      Found indoors only a couple of times, isolated, 3-4 specimens on bedroom floor, one on bathroom floor. First time observed in September, the last time today (Oct 25). Belgrade. Serbia

 

Number 6709.  These are larvae of a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) in the genus Anthrenus. These can be very damaging to organic fabrics (wool, silk, etc.) as well as dry stored food products. Click here for some control advice.