I knew from past experience that this small insect I found on
Island had to be a carpet beetle.
This one, however, had a little different coloring than my
Racing stripes! What a great way to deck out a beetle.
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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