Dermestidae sp. (family)

Dermestid, carpet or hide beetles at Gungahlin, ACT

Dermestidae sp. (family) at Gungahlin, ACT - 2 Jun 2024
Dermestidae sp. (family) at Gungahlin, ACT - 2 Jun 2024
Dermestidae sp. (family) at Gungahlin, ACT - 2 Jun 2024
Dermestidae sp. (family) at Gungahlin, ACT - 2 Jun 2024
Request use of media

Identification history

Dermestidae sp. (family) 23 Jun 2024 KimberiRP
Coleoptera (order) immature 2 Jun 2024 Hejor1

Identify this sighting


Please Login or Register to identify this sighting.

User's notes

In a moth cocoon on eucalyptus

2 comments

AlisonMilton wrote:
   3 Jun 2024
@Hejor1 Hi Heather, I think this will be a moth. Beetle larvae aren't hairy (to my knowledge).
KimberiRP wrote:
   23 Jun 2024
Dermestid beetle larvae are hairy. They feed on dry decomposing vertebrate and invertebrate animal material. A few species will feed on woollen carpets, hence the name 'Carpet beetle'. Many more feed on insect and spider remains, probably what the one in this sighting was doing.

Please Login or Register to comment.

Nearby sightings

Page 1 of 1 - image sightings only

Location information

Sighting information

Additional information

  • Less than 5mm Animal size
  • Larvae Breeding behaviour

Species information

Record quality

  • Images or audio
  • More than one media file
  • Confirmed by an expert moderator
  • Nearby sighting(s) of same species
  • GPS evidence of location
  • Description
  • Additional attributes
2,166,133 sightings of 20,561 species in 6,749 locations from 11,933 contributors
CCA 3.0 | privacy
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of this land and acknowledge their continuing connection to their culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.