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Carpet Beetle Damage - Anthrenus

Carpet Beetle Damage - Anthrenus
Virginia, USA
I recently was given a collection of insects collected by a friend of an acquaintance. Most of the specimens were damaged severely by carpet beetles. This shot might be useful for Matthew Roth's "How to Start a Proper Insect Collection" article to show what will happen if a collection is not cared for properly.

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Moved from Carpet Beetles.

Oh, the humanity!
Reminds me I need to fumigate again:-)

They can't eat digital photos.
The lasting and rapidly growing image database on bugguide will be of more use over time than a dozen museums full of mounted insects.

true, true. Just cross your f
true, true. Just cross your fingers that carpet beetles don't evolve into virtual insects :)

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