(Gahlfhoff 2010; Bughelp; Dill and Kirby 2010; Koehler and Oi 2003)
- Gahlhoff Jr., J.E. 2010. Black Carpet Beetle, Attagenus unicolor (Brahm) (Insecta: Coleoptera: Dermestidae) Publication ENY-018. Entomology and Nematology Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Retrieved October 12, 2011 from ">http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in144"> http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in144
- Bughelp. Community IPM Working Group. Retrieved October 12, 2011 from www.bughelp.org/fact_sheets/black_carpet_beetle.pdf
- Dill, J.F. and C. A. Kirby, 2010. Carpet Beetles. University of Maine Cooperative Pest Management. Fact Sheet #5008 Retrieved October 12, 2011 from ">http://extension.umaine.edu/ipm/ipddl/publications/5008e/"> http://extension.umaine.edu/ipm/ipddl/publications/5008e/
- Koehler, P. G. and F. M. Oi 2003. Carpet beetles. Publication ENY-204. Entomology and Nematology Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Retrieved October 12, 2011 from ">http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ig089"> http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ig089
Regularity: Regularly occurring
Type of Residency: Year-round
Flowering Plants Visited by Attagenus megatoma in Illinois
(observations are from Robertson)
Apiaceae: Pastinaca sativa sn fq (Rb), Sium suave sn (Rb); Caprifoliaceae: Sambucus canadensis fp fq (Rb)
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Attagenus unicolor
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 7
Species With Barcodes: 1
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked
Black carpet beetle
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The black carpet beetle, Attagenus unicolor, is a beetle, 3–5 millimetres (0.12–0.20 in) long, that can be a serious household pest. The larvae grow to 7 mm (0.28 in) in length, are reddish brown in colour and covered with bristles. The larval form feeds on natural fibres, damaging carpets, furniture and clothing.
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