Anthrenus museorum (Linnaeus, 1761)
This is a very small species, with sizes ranging from around 2-3mm. It is extremely similar at first glance to the Carpet Beetle Anthrenus verbasci, but Anthrenus museorum is noticeably darker in general appearence. It is a destructive species, being famous for completely destroying collections of set insects, hence the common name of Museum Beetle. The one photographed was found indoors at Nettleworth Manor in May 2009.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Anthrenus museorum
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated February 2017

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