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larder beetle

6355 From: St. Adolphe Manitoba R5A 1A1. Canada

Number 6355 This is a larder beetle, Dermestes lardarius (Coleoptera: Dermestidae), a cosmopolitan pest species. Click here for more detailed information.

Varied carpet beetle

6354  From: Carleton Place, ON K7C 4R7. Canada

Number 6354 This looks like a varied carpet beetle, Anthrenus verbasci (Coleoptera: Dermestidae). See Click here or more detailed information and Click here elsewhere on this site for some control recommendations.

Carpet beetle

6339 Hello, I have no idea what this is. I found it on the window frame of our bedroom when I got home from work at 6pm. Please let me know what this is! From Toronto, ON

Number 6339 This is a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae); it looks like a varied carpet beetle, Anthrenus verbesci. The adults often are found at windows where they have been attracted by the light in their attempt to get outside. Click here elsewhere on this site for some control recommendations.

Cigarette Beetle or Black Carpet Beetle

6244 Found this scrambling under my bed when I was doing an inspection. I did crush it a little, hence the break and ooze at the bottom. Scared it’s a bed bug, but it doesn’t look like bed bug pictures I found. From Toronto, ON

Number 6244 – This beetle could be either in the family Anobiidae (such as the cigarette beetle) or Dermestidae (such as the black carpet beetle); a clearer view of its antennae would be helpful. Definitely not a bed bug!