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Every year we get ’em
Location: North West washington (America)
March 13, 2011 5:00 pm
This lil critter likes to sit in our window sills.
He is about 1/16 inch?
They have the ability to fly but seem to rarely
seem to.
I thought they looked like lady bugs, But they
aren’t the correct color.
If you can identify and tell us if they are harmful
in any way…That would be great.
Signature: Tom & Kelly Gorham

Varied Carpet Beetle

Hi Tom & Kelly,
This is a Varied Carpet Beetle.  The larvae are considered household pests and they will feed on a wide variety of organic matter in the home, including shed pet hair.  Adults feed on pollen.  They are attracted to the windows in their attempt to gain access to the outdoors.

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