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Varied Carpet Beetle Anthrenus verbasci

This is the notorious Varied Carpet Beetle, also known as the Variegated Carpet Beetle or Museum Beetle. It is a very small beetle (1 to 3 mm long only) with a highly variable pattern of yellowish and whitish markings. It can be found all year round, both inside the house and outside. Has been transported by humans with leather, wool and textile and is nowadays to be found all over the world. The larvae of the Varied Carpet Beetle live of all kinds of dead natural stuff, such as wool, feathers etc. In nature it lives in old nests of birds, wasps etc. The larvae prefer dead insects though and are capable of destroying an entire insectcollection in just a few months. When you discover just a few of them in the house, there's probably no reason to be alarmed. Most probably these are just overwintering adults. When you see more than just a few, there could be a reason to be frightened. In such case you should call a licensed terminator.