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Photo#52835
carpet beetle - Anthrenus - Anthrenus verbasci

carpet beetle - Anthrenus - Anthrenus verbasci
Woodbridge, Prince William County, Virginia, USA
May 19, 2006
Size: 1 or 2 mm long
just a tiny beetle I photographed on my screen door. I'm hoping someone might be able to help me identify it. As you can see by the screen grid in the background it is very small, maybe a millimeter or two long.

Moved
Moved from furniture carpet beetle.
Reasons are explained here , distinguishing characters found on species pages, respectively.

Moved
Moved from Anthrenus.

Dermestid
This is a Dermestid beetle and the genus is Anthrenus.

Nice image!

--Stephen

Stephen Cresswell
Buckhannon, WV
www.stephencresswell.com

 
Thank you Stephen
I thought it was a pretty good close up too, until looked at some of the other (much clearer and detailed) shots of it in the guide. lol , I do appreciate the info though and your pics and website is very nice too.

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