||Black centers, with white, brown and yellow patches in an irregular arrangement
||Found throughout U.S.
Varied carpet beetles get their name from the rainbow of color
on their back surfaces.
These pests enjoy dining on carpets, woolen fabrics, dead
insects, furs, hides, feathers, horns, hair, silk and bones. It can
take 249-354 days to three years for varied carpet beetles to grow
from an egg to an adult.
Varied carpet beetles are found in homes in attics, Oriental
carpets, tapestries and wood-based wall-to-wall carpeting.
Varied carpet beetles feed on dead insects, but also feed on
upholstery and carpet, so they can damage those materials. They can
also damage clothing fabric.