(Anthrenus verbasci)

The Woolly bear is the larvae of the Varied carpet beetle.
These larvae are known to damage natural fibres such as carpets, clothing and some say has surpassed the Common clothes moth.
The Woolly bear will feed on textiles that originate from animals e.g. silk, wool, feathers, leathers and furs to mention a few.
Woolly bear can be found within carpets tucked away in dark areas, where old fibres, carpets etc may be found

Woolly Bear

Description

The Woolly bear is small around 4-5mm long with bristle hairs covering its banded looking body. If threatened, they can roll up for protection

Biology

Can moult up to 6 times

Pupation period of between  10-30 days

Food

Habitat

The Woolly bear is the larvae of the Varied carpet beetle

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Woolly Bear (Anthrenus verbasci)

Woolly Bear

(Anthrenus verbasci)

The Woolly bear is the larvae of the Varied carpet beetle

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