TISSUE AND PAPER INSECTS

Furniture Beetle

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Description:


When adults, furniture beetles are 2mm and 4mm in size and have multiple colours, ranging from brown to black, with yellow and/or white spots on the back. Oval in shape, its head is practically hidden under its chest when viewed from above.

Food:


The diet of the beetle larva is made up of animal material such as hair, fur, dead insects and plant material such as rice and wheat germ. The adult feeds on pollen and the nectar of the flowers which they collect in particular on Umbelliferae and spirea.

Habits:

The furniture beetle enters our homes through windows, air intakes without mosquito nets, windows that are not well sealed and naturally, by the flowers that you enter from the outside, once inside, the female will hide in places like the attic, the basement, under and behind the baseboards where animal hair and hair accumulate, etc.

Reproduction:

The female beetle lays between 30 and 100 eggs in 1 to 3 batches in places as diverse as behind baseboards, dead insects in the basement and any other place from which the larva will feed when it hatches.