Definition of Carpet beetle

1. Noun. Small beetle whose larvae are household pests feeding on woolen fabrics.

Exact synonyms: Carpet Bug
Generic synonyms: Beetle
Group relationships: Dermestidae, Family Dermestidae
Specialized synonyms: Anthrenus Scrophulariae, Buffalo Carpet Beetle, Black Carpet Beetle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Carpet Beetle

carpenter ants
carpenter bee
carpet bagger
carpet baggers
carpet beater
carpet beetle (current term)
carpet bomb
carpet bombed
carpet bombing
carpet bombs
carpet bug
carpet burn
carpet burns
carpet knight
carpet loom
carpet moth
carpet pad

Literary usage of Carpet beetle

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1878)
"THE NEW carpet beetle—ANTHRENUS ... TOURING the summer of 1874, notices appeared in various *J newspapers of the ravages of a carpet-beetle, quite different ..."

2. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1863-1871), Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1906)
"There are two species, the Buffalo Carpet-beetle ... The Black Carpet-beetle is frequently met with. The larva has a long tuft at the hind end of the body, ..."

3. How to Recognize and Eliminate Silverfish, Beetles, Cockroaches, Moths by Thomas A. Parker (1991)
"Such beetles as the black carpet beetle, the common carpet beetle, the warehouse beetle, the furniture carpet beetle, the varied carpet beetle, ..."

4. Insects Injurious to the Household and Annoying to Man by Glenn Washington Herrick (1914)
"RILEY, CV — Trapping the carpet beetle. The Amer. Ent., Vol. Ill, No. 3, pp. 53-55. 1882. ... 1896. The carpet beetle. Eleventh Rept., Ins. NY, pp. 172-174. ..."

5. Insect Pests of Farm, Garden and Orchard by Ezra Dwight Sanderson (1921)
"The carpet beetle * The carpet beetle, the larva of which is commonly called the "Buffalo-Moth," injures carpets and other animal products or fabrics. ..."

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