Carpet Beetle
Dermestes frischi


black and grey beetle
I knew from past experience that this small insect I found on Antelope
Island had to be a carpet beetle.

beetle
This one, however, had a little different coloring than my other ones.

carpet beetle
Racing stripes! What a great way to deck out a beetle.

underbelly
A white belly is irresistible - makes me want to tickle it.  This belly is exactly like
the belly of Dermestes frischi
, a new species for me!
These carpet beetles feed on
decaying matter and stored food and are native to Canada.
  © Carol Davis, 4-28-2010

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