What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: Very small beetle in So. Cal.
Location: Running Springs, California (San Bernardino Mountains)
November 18, 2012 1:29 am
It is a very small beetle. I think it may bite. Found while lying in my bed reading (not under the covers).
Signature: Steve in So. Cal

Variegated Carpet Beetle

Hi Steve,
This is a Variegated Carpet Beetle,
Anthrenus verbasci, and while they do not bite, they are considered Household Pests.  We have been getting numerous photos of their larvae in recent weeks.

Variegated Carpet Beetle

Thank you!  That confirms my additional Internet research.  Love your site!
Steven Blood


What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
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