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Thirsty carpet beetle

A native carpet beetle - Anthrenocerus sp., ~3.2mm long, 1.9mm wide. Found this one inside the house.

 

All Anthrenocerus have the narrowly ovate body form and can be distinguished from other similar carpet beeltes occuring in Australia by the combination of having a medium occellus, elytra patterns formed from setae (not scales), and an antennae club with a distinct three segmented club (PaDIL - eg A. australis).

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Taken on January 10, 2010