Nature Sometimes Comes To You

Varied Carpet Beetle (Anthrenus verbasci) – I found this little beetle on my bedroom windowsill. They are around 2-3mm (1/8in) long. Double-click image for a closer look.

Varied Carpet Beetle Anthrenus verbasci

© Peter Hillman ♦ 16th March 2020 ♦ Staffordshire ♦ Nikon D7200

20 thoughts on “Nature Sometimes Comes To You

  1. I really like the antennae on these critters.At first I thought this one just lived around carpet, but then I took another look and realized its patterning resembles carpet, too.

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    • You wasn’t far off the mark there, Linda. The larvae of this beetle will eat the fibres of your carpet if you have them resident in your house. I think this one flew in the window … well I hope it did!

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  2. Whoa, what the…? I thought this was a weird type of ladybird, but the
    Carpety scales are a bit far out. How common is this as I’ve never seen a beetle like this?

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