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

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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