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Bugs that look exactly like carpet beetles.

B3B3 Posts: 24,501
I have a leucanthemum I know it's a black fly magnet but it's also covered in what looks like carpet beetles. The black variety and the herringbone colour as well. They have a hard body and seem to be attracted to white. They are on a nearby white antirrhinum as well.
Can anyone identify them?
In London. Keen but lazy.


  • B3B3 Posts: 24,501
    In case anyone is interested, they are carpet beetles. I hope they don't get in the house😕
    The adults fly out the window and feed on pollen. 
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,788
    Shut the windows!!! :o
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • B3B3 Posts: 24,501
    I hope they've gone off to where they should be. Old nests apparently. I'm really suspicious of any little fly in the house now.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 9,074
    I've had an invasion of case-bearing clothes moths here this year. They're one of the harmful species for clothes and fabrics so not good news. I found out that they seem to have come from a small pile of owl pellets that I'd collected and forgotten about though. Don't tell the OH  :# 
    Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people
  • B3B3 Posts: 24,501
    I found a load of those when I put a slightly damp arm into the sleeve of a dressing gown I hadn't worn for a while. Another shower was deemed necessary as a matter of urgency.😧 @wild edges
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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