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.
Significance in the Environment:
Ebeling, Walter, URBAN ENTOMOLOGY, University of California Division of Agricultural Sciences, pp.310-313, 1975.