I live in Switzerland and have noticed these small bugs appear in my bedroom, either slowly crawling on the parquet flooring, lazily buzzing around or dead on my windowsill (as pictured):

four dead bugs that need to be identified

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I'm not sure if these bugs are currently appearing more often – or if I just notice them more because of the fact that I'm spending a lot of time in my bedroom due to Corona lockdown.

The only hint I've got is a friend saying that they live in wooden floors. No idea if that's correct.

Thanks for any help or hints!


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I doubt you'll get a positive ID from that photo. It might be some woodboring beetle, maybe genus Anobium or Hedobia. FTR, if they are chewing on your wooden floors, you might be able to hear them if you listen carefully.

I suggest you collect some, maybe even living, in a small tube and ask a specialist. My first idea would be someone at a nearby university or natural history museum working in entomology, and specifically on Coleoptera if possible.


I think this is a species of Varied Carpet Beetles. The varied carpet beetle (Anthrenus verbasci) is a 3 mm-long beetle belonging to the family Dermestidae. They are a common species, often considered a pest of domestic houses and, particularly, natural history museums, where the larvae may damage natural fibers and can damage carpets, furniture, clothing, and insect collections.

Source: Varied Carpet Beetle

  • $\begingroup$ This is incorrect $\endgroup$ May 4, 2023 at 13:55
  • $\begingroup$ This is what I could find closest to those shown in the image. I might be wrong. $\endgroup$ May 9, 2023 at 7:52

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