black carpet beetle

(Attagenus unicolor)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed

black carpet beetle

NatureServe

not listed

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Common household pest

Flight/Season

Year round

Habitat

Nests of birds, rodents, ants, and bees; human houses; and businesses, including grain elevators and museums.

Size

Total Length: to 3 16

          Photo by Bill Reynolds
 
Identification

 

 
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Species

 

 
Larval Food

Any animal products, cereal products.

 
Adult Food

Any animal products; cereal products; and when outdoors, plant pollen.

 
Life Cycle

 

 
Behavior

 

 
Distribution Distribution Map  

Sources: 24, 29.

 
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Taxonomy

Order:

Coleoptera (beetles)

 

Suborder:

Polyphaga (water, rove, scarab, longhorn, leaf and snout beetles)

 

Infraorder:

Bostrichiformia

 

Superfamily:

Bostrichoidea

 

Family:

Dermestidae (skin and larder beetles)

 

Subfamily:

Anthreninae

 

Tribe:

Attagenini

 
Subordinate Taxa

black carpet beetle (Attagenus unicolor japonicus)

black carpet beetle (Attagenus unicolor unicolor)

 
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Common
Names

black carpet beetle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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Bill Reynolds
       

I believe this larva to be a Black Carpet Beetle Larva. I am find them in my vacate bee hives.

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Published on May 22, 2016

   
       

 

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Bill Reynolds
7/29/2016

Location: Nemedal Township, Pennington Co., Minnesota

I believe this larva to be a Black Carpet Beetle Larva. I am find them in my vacate bee hives.

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