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Carpet beetle, but what's that on his tail end? - Anthrenus verbasci - female

Carpet beetle, but what's that on his tail end? - Anthrenus verbasci - Female
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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Carpet beetle, but what's that on his tail end? - Anthrenus verbasci - female Carpet beetle, but what's that on his tail end? - Anthrenus verbasci - female

Moved
Moved from Carpet Beetles.

A. verbasci (Andreas Herrmann det.)
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Thanks!
Thanks!

 
pls move to the sp. page
[and: HER, not his, privates :-]

Ouch!
I believe that was part of his, um, privates....

 
Oh. Ouch is right. Thanks for
Oh. Ouch is right. Thanks for the info, though.