Two-spotted Carpet Beetle - Attagenus pellio

Description

Length 3.5 to 5.5 mm. A small, black, oval shaped beetle with two distinctive white marks on the elytra.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Found in homes and offices, living in carpets and infesting woollen products and any materials of animal origin. Also found in birds’ nests.

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

Widespread in England and Wales.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 18 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map