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Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington


Species Anthrenus coloratus - Asian Carpet Beetle

Coffee-and-white dermestid - Anthrenus coloratus Carpet beetle? - Anthrenus coloratus Anthrenus? - Anthrenus coloratus Beetle-ish bug - Anthrenus coloratus Anthrenus coloratus? - Anthrenus coloratus Which Carpet Beetle? - Anthrenus coloratus Anthrenus coloratus Anthrenus coloratus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
Superfamily Bostrichoidea (Carpet, Powder-post and Death-watch Beetles)
Family Dermestidae (Carpet Beetles)
Tribe Anthrenini
Genus Anthrenus (Carpet Beetles)
No Taxon (Subgenus Anthrenops)
Species coloratus (Asian Carpet Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Anthrenus coloratus Reitter, 1881
1.5–2.5 mm(1)
native to the Old World (Eurasia & Africa), adventive in our area: so. US(2), recently found in w. NA(1)
wasp and spider nests, insect collections, seeds, and various plant products(1)
See Also

10 segmented antennae of A. coloratus help distinguish it from verbasci.
Internet References - Andreas Herrmann