Adults can be approximately 2mm to 5mm long. They can range from black to a moulted yellow or black and white colour. Larvae are light to dark brown and up to 7mm long, covered with short bristle like hairs.
They can lay more than 100 eggs at a time; Larvae will hatch in approximately 35 days.
Adult carpet beetles like lush areas with a high concentration of plants. The larvae will feed on organic materials such as carpet, silk, and leathers.
Approximately 7mm to 9mm long and are dark brown with a spotted dull yellow band across the upper portion of the body. Larvae are reddish brown and covered with short and long hairs.
Females can lay over 100 eggs during their lives which will take approximately 2 weeks to hatch. It will take approximately 40-50 days for the larvae to pupate into an adult.
Over winter, adults hide inside and outside of structures and will emerge in the spring. Adults and larvae commonly feed on dog foods or on dead insects.