Furniture carpet beetles



Photo James Castner University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Anthrenus flavipus (LeConte)
Furniture carpet beetle adults are about 1/8" in length with yellow, white, and black spots dorsally and white ventrally. The larva are about 3/16" long, carrot-shaped and dark red to brown in color. Their life cycle is 149 to 422 days. These beetles inhabit in woolen upholstery and padding such as feathers and hair as well as materials containing animal products and natural fibers.

The furniture carpet beetle is a cosmopolitan pest and is most destructive in warmer parts of the world. In the United States, the furniture carpet beetle is primarily a pest of the southern states but may also be associated with heated buildings in northern states.

Source:
University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
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