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Two-spotted carpet beetle (Attagenus pellio)

Biology:

The two-spotted carpet beetle (Attagenus pellio) can grow to a length of 5 mm. It is black-brown with a longish white dot on each wing case. The larvae are up to 12 mm in length, golden yellow to reddish brown, covered with accumbent hairs and a very long tail bristle. The beetles take flight to frequent blossoms. The appearance, habitus and damage caused by the uniformly black to brown black carpet beetle (Attagenus piceus) are the same as those of the two-spotted carpet beetle.

Damage:

Damage results primarily from holes eaten through and hair eaten off furs, carpets, textiles and blankets. Fur hair is bitten off at the base and therefore falls out in bunches.

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