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Photo#111576
Small, slow beetle - Anthrenus verbasci

Small, slow beetle - Anthrenus verbasci
Paradise, Butte County, California, USA
May 21, 2007
Size: 3mm long
Slow moving and hesitant to fly. I'd like to know if they're a pest since I keep finding them around the house.

Moved
Moved from Beetles.
has long been standing in the guide as flavipes (ID in error).

Anthrenus flavipes
Compare. Yes, they can be a pest. While they could be simply munching dead insects in your windowsills (their favorite food) they might instead be ruining a wool sweater or fur coat or infesting your pet's open container of food.

Carpet beetle
Carpet beetle, find out more here.

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