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Sep 23, 2012 4:09 PM

Help, they are still eating my books!

I recently placed a request for identification under larvae as we had found "worm holes" in a couple of old books along with a couple of larvae casings and book dust. I did not provide a photo.

We have now found a nest of the beetles in a toy box. I have attached a photo of the 2 larvae casings with a dead beetle, another of a live beetle and a photo of one of the eaten books.


The larvae are about 8mm long, with long hairs, striped back and yellow or light brown.

The beetles are about 8mm long, black abdomen and head, yellow or light brown thorax with 3 black spots on each side.

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    Sep 24, 2012 11:20 AM (in response to Jon)
    Re: Help, they are still eating my books!



    That is Dermestes lardarius the Larder or Bacon beetle.

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