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Carpet Beetle Setae

Carpet Beetle Larval Hair

The bell-shaped termination shown in the lower left is the distal termination of the hair. This is 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 Brightfield Illumination


These hairs (setae) are the most common sign of the presence of carpet beetles infesting a home.

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