Attagenus pellio

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Carpet Beetle
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Dermestidae
Genus: Attagenus
Species: A. pellio
Binomial name
Attagenus pellio
(Linnaeus, 1758)

Attagenus pellio, the fur beetle or carpet beetle, is an important pest damaging stored products such as furs, skins, textiles and grain.

Attagenus pelio is a 4–6 mm-long oval shaped insect with two patches of white hair on the elytra.

See also[edit]

Home stored product entomology


  • Granousky TA. 1997. Stored Product Pests. In Handbook of Pest Control, 8th Ed. Hedges SA, Moreland D (editors). Mallis Handbook and Technical Training Company

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