Indentification – Pest Fact Sheet – Beetles

Pest Fact Sheets for Beetles

The Pest Fact Sheets are an easy to read, single page handout for the most common museum pests as determined by a survey of museum professionals.  Each sheet includes the following:

  • general information
  • identification images
  • signs of infestation
  • food sources
  • life-cycle
  • treatment options
  • bibliographic references on the information collected for that particular sheet.

Unless a specific institution is credited, the resources on these pages have been developed by members of the Integrated Pest Management Working Group’s Identification Aids Committee. The institutional documents such as images and flashcards have been provided by various members of the cultural heritage community reviewed and vetted by the IPM-WG. Sheets are currently available for the following pests as Adobe PDFs:

Thumbnail Image View Fact Sheet Common Name Latin Name Additional Info
 Black carpet beetle thumb PDF Black Carpet Beetle Attagenus unicolor  Check-mark-button-hi
 black larder beetle thumb PDF Black Larder Beetle Dermestes ater (De Geer)  Check-mark-button-hi
 Buffalo Carpet Beetle Thumb PDF Buffalo Carpet Beetle Anthrenus scrophulariae(Linnaeus)  
 cigarette beetle thumb PDF Cigarette Beetle Lasioderma serricorne (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)  
 Furniture beetle thumb PDF Furniture Beetle Anobium punctatum (DeGeer)  
 furniture carpet beetle thumb PDF Furniture Carpet Beetle Anthrenus flavipes (LeConte)  
 Hide Beetle thumb PDF Hide Beetle Dermestes maculatus (De Geer)  Check-mark-button-hi
 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
 Lady beetle thumb PDF Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle Harmonia axyridis (Pallas)  
 museum beetle thumb PDF Museum Beetle Anthrenus museorum  
 Odd Beetle male & female illustrated thumb - kelley PDF Odd Beetle Thylodrias contractus (Motschulsky)  
 old house borer thumb PDF Old House Borer Hylotrupes bajulus (Linnaeus)  
                       Tunisko, Zarziz, Hassi Jerbi, 6.6.2004, lgt. & det. Z.Chalupa, 6mm PDF Red-Legged Ham Beetle Necrobia rufipes  
 shiny-spider-beetle thumb PDF Shiny Spider Beetle Gibbium aequinoctiale (Boieldiew)  
 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)  
 Warehouse Beetle thumb PDF Warehouse Beetle Trogoderma variabile (Ballion)  Check-mark-button-hiCheck-mark-button-hi
 White shouldered house moth thumb PDF Whiteshouldered House Moth Endrosis sarcitrella (Linnaeus)  
 Wood boring weevil thumb PDF Wood-Boring Weevil Euophryum confine  
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