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The Woolly bear is small around 4-5mm long with bristle hairs covering its banded-looking body. If threatened, they can roll up for protection
Can moult up to 6 times, Pupation period of between 10-30 days is around 0.5mm long, these are attached to a material with a sticky secretion produced from the female's glands. The larvae (Woolly bear) emerge 2-4 weeks later and start feeding on the fabric. The adults will live for around 2-6 weeks.
The Woolly bear is the larvae of the Varied carpet beetle. These larvae are known to damage natural fibres such as carpets, and clothing and some say has surpassed the Common clothes moth.
Woolly bears can be found within carpets tucked away in dark areas, where old fibres, carpets etc may be found
The Woolly bear is the larvae of the Varied carpet beetle. These larvae are known to damage natural fibres such as carpets
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