Carpet beetle larva, SEM

Carpet beetle larva, SEM

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Caption: Carpet beetle larva. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a carpet beetle larva (family Dermestidae). Carpet beetle larvae are found in the dirtier areas of homes. Because of their hairy appearance they are often known as woolly bears. They are a significant pest, feeding on animal materials including fur, feathers, hair, leather and other fabrics, and stored food products. Magnification: x85 at 6x7cm size. x140 at 4x5"

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Keywords: animal, biology, carpet beetle, coloured, dermestidae, domestic, hairs, hairy, household, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, larva, larval stage, microbiology, nature, pest, scanning electron micrograph, sem, wildlife, woolly bear, zoology

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