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Photo#445757
Carpet beetle invading my home - Attagenus fasciatus

Carpet beetle invading my home - Attagenus fasciatus
Julian, North Peak, Cuyamaca Mountains, San Diego County, California, USA
July 21, 2010
Size: 6 mm
These beetles are disturbingly numerous in my house (the adults are all over the house). They may be originating in the straw (this is a straw-bale home) -- apparently carpet beetle infestations are not uncommon in straw-bale homes.

According to "Insects of Stored Products" by David Rees, this species does not occur in the USA or Canada, but another record was noted here in New Jersey, so if this is the correct ID, they seem to be moving up here...