Dermestes lardarius (Linnaeus, 1758)Edit

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Larder beetle

18th October, 2008. Town of Jasper.

The larder beetle, also known as the bacon beetle, is a type of carpet beetle and is one of the least commonly encountered of household pest insects. Larder beetle larvae are long, thin and hairy. They turn up in cupboards, basements and other shady areas of houses all year and on outside walls and similar areas from Spring-Fall.

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Normally they feed on remains of dead plants but do move inside buildings and feed on foodstuffs and also insect specimens if they are available.

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