Anthrenus verbasci (Linnaeus, 1767)
This tiny beetle was discovered in a Market Warsop kitchen in early March 2009. Described as a domestic pest species, Anthrenus verbasci can be found throughout the southern UK. This beetle is notorious for destroying whole collections of pinned insects inside less protected cabinets and along with several other Dermestidae beetles, are more often known as Carpet or Museum Beetles. Length 2.5mm and markings/colouration often variable.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Anthrenus verbasci
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Wil Heeney. Pauline Bradford. Rob Johnson. Netherfield Wildlife Group.

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 January 2022

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