Carpet beetle, but what's that on his tail end? - Anthrenus verbasci
Delta, British Columbia, Canada
February 8, 2008
Size: 3 mm.
This is the underside of a carpet beetle I caught today. What is that contraption hanging at his tail end? In the first upside-down photos, it wasn't there. He was held down, lightly, by a glass slide, to keep him from flipping upright immediately. It didn't hurt him; when I removed it, he flipped and went about his business. An hour later, he was still lively.
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