The Pest Fact Sheets have been replaced with our site’s new Airtable Fact Sheet page. But fans can find the original PDF Pest Fact Sheets here. These sheets were an easy to read, single page handout for the most common museum pests as determined by a survey of professionals in cultural heritage institutions.

Unless a specific institution is credited, the resources on these pages have been developed by members of the MuseumPests Working Group’s Identification Aids Committee.


Thumbnail Image View Fact Sheet Common Name Latin Name Additional Info
 American cockroach thumb PDF American Cockroach Periplaneta americana (Linnaeus)  Check-mark-button-hiCheck-mark-button-hi
 Black carpet beetle thumb PDF Black Carpet Beetle Attagenus unicolor (Brahm)  Check-mark-button-hi
 bedbug thumb PDF Bed Bug Cimex lectularius (Linnaeus)  Check-mark-button-hiCheck-mark-button-hi
 black larder beetle thumb PDF Black Larder Beetle Dermestes ater (De Geer)  Check-mark-button-hi
Psocid or Book Louse PDF Book Lice or Psocids Liposcelis spp.  Check-mark-button-hi
PDF Brown-dotted Clothes Moth Niditinea fuscella (Linnaeus)
 Brown House Moth 1 Thumb
PDF Brown House Moth Hofmannophila pseudospretella (Staint.)
 BMSB thumb PDF Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Halyomorpha halys Stål
 brownBandedCockroach thumb PDF Brownbanded Cockroach Supella longipalpa (Fabricius)
 Buffalo Carpet Beetle Thumb PDF Buffalo Carpet Beetle Anthrenus scrophulariae (Linnaeus)
 carpenter bee PDF Carpenter Bee Xylocopa virginica (Linnaeus)
PDF Casemaking Clothes Moth Tinea pellionella (Linnaeus) Check-mark-button-hi
 cigarette beetle thumb PDF Cigarette Beetle Lasioderma serricorne (Fabricius)  Check-mark-button-hi
 cluster fly thumb 1 PDF Cluster Fly Pollenia rudis (Fabricius)  Check-mark-button-hi
 deathwatch beetle thumb PDF Deathwatch Beetle Xestobium rufovillosum (De Geer)  Check-mark-button-hi
 Drugstore Beetle Thumb PDF Drugstore Beetle Stegobium paniceum (Linnaeus)
 PDF Drywood Termite Cryptotermes brevis (Walker)
 firebrat thumb PDF Firebrat Thermobia domestica (Packard)
 Furniture beetle thumb PDF Furniture Beetle Anobium punctatum (DeGeer)
 furniture carpet beetle thumb PDF Furniture Carpet Beetle Anthrenus flavipes (LeConte)
 German Cockroach thumb PDF German Cockroach Blattella germanica (Linnaeus)



 Silverfish thumb PDF Gray Silverfish Ctenolepisma longicaudata Escherich
 Hide Beetle thumb PDF Hide Beetle Dermestes maculatus (De Geer)  Check-mark-button-hi
 house centipede 1 thumb PDF House Centipede Scutigera coleoptrata (Linnaeus)


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Household Casebearer Moth Phereoeca uterella (Walsingham)
  PDF House Mouse Mus domesticus (Rutty)  Check-mark-button-hiCheck-mark-button-hi
 housesparrow thumb PDF House Sparrow Passer domesticus (Linnaeus)
 Larder Beetle thumb PDF Larder Beetle Dermestes lardarius (Linnaeus)  Check-mark-button-hi
 Minute Brown Scavenger Beetle thumb PDF Minute Brown Scavenger Beetle Family Latridiidae  Check-mark-button-hi
 Moth Fly thumb PDF Moth Fly Clogmia albipunctata (Williston)
 Lady beetle thumb PDF Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle Harmonia axyridis (Pallas)
 museum beetle thumb PDF Museum Beetle Anthrenus museorum (Linnaeus)
 Norway Rat thumb PDF Norway Rat aka Brown Rat Rattus norvegicus (Berkenhout) Check-mark-button-hi
 Odd Beetle male & female illustrated thumb - kelley PDF Odd Beetle Thylodrias contractus (Motschulsky)
 old house borer thumb PDF Old House Borer Hylotrupes bajulus (Linnaeus)
 Oriental-Cockroach thumb PDF Oriental Cockroach Blatta orientalis (Linnaeus)
 Pigeon thumb PDF Pigeon Columba livia Gmelin
                       Tunisko, Zarziz, Hassi Jerbi, 6.6.2004, lgt. & det. Z.Chalupa, 6mm PDF Red-Legged Ham Beetle Necrobia rufipes (Fabricius)
 ROOTRAT PDF Roof Rat Rattus rattus (Linnaeus)  Check-mark-button-hi
 Silverfish thumb PDF Silverfish Lepisma saccharina (Linnaeus)  Check-mark-button-hi
 shiny-spider-beetle thumb PDF Shiny Spider Beetle Gibbium aequinoctiale (Boieldiew)
 springtail thumb PDF Springtail Order: Collembola
                     PDF Subterranean Termite Reticulitermes flavipes
 lyctid powderpost beetle thumb PDF True Powderpost Beetle Lyctus spp.  Check-mark-button-hi
 Varied Carpet Beetle thumb PDF Varied Carpet Beetle Anthrenus verbasci (Linneaus)  Check-mark-button-hi
 Vodka Beetle thumb PDF Vodka beetle Attagenus smirnovi (Zhantiev)
 vole thumb PDF Vole Microtus spp.
 Warehouse Beetle thumb PDF Warehouse Beetle Trogoderma variabile (Ballion)  Check-mark-button-hi
 Webbing Clothes Moth thumb PDF Webbing Clothes Moth Tineola bisselliella (Hummel)  Check-mark-button-hiCheck-mark-button-hi
 Western conifer seed bug thumb PDF Western Conifer Seed Bug Leptoglossus occidentalis (Heidmann)
 White shouldered house moth thumb PDF Whiteshouldered House Moth Endrosis sarcitrella (Linnaeus)
 Wood boring weevil thumb PDF Wood-Boring Weevil Euophryum confine
PDF Woodlouse Hunter Spider Dysdera crocata (Koch)
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