Varied Carpet Beetle
Shielded Click Beetle
S1: dorsal
Varied Carpet Beetle (Anthrenus verbasci)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
Family: Skin Beetle (Dermestidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Varied Carpet Beetle (Anthrenus verbasci)
This Photo:     Ventral

Thank you Lila (fairypossum) for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
A small beetle, ~3mm long, that has cost millions to protect against severely damaging the world's museum specimens.

Similar Species: Brown Globular Springtail (Symphypleona sp ES01)

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This species is classed as If (Foreign Introduction)