A small beetle whose larva (the woolly bear) is destructive to carpets, fabrics, and other materials.
- Genus Anthrenus, family Dermestidae
More example sentences
- Several types of beetles (cigarette beetles and carpet beetles and relatives) also will feed on spices.
- The carpet beetles, the feathered beetles, things even strangely called cigarette beetles, I guess they must have gobbled up people's cigarettes while they were sitting in their pocket.
- A number of insects that live within birds' nests can find their way indoors - such as carpet beetles, house moths, spider beetles and the martin bug.
Definition of carpet beetle in:
- The US English dictionary