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Carpet Beetle Setae

Carpet Beetle Larval Hair

The fibers with the bell-shaped termination are one of the two main types of setae on a carpet beetle. These "hairs" are the most common and are found all over the body of the larva.

Transmitted Off Crossed Circular Polarized Light Illumination


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Ebeling, Walter, URBAN ENTOMOLOGY, University of California Division of Agricultural Sciences, pp.310-313, 1975.