buffalo carpet beetle

buffalo carpet beetle

noun
See under carpet beetle.
Also called buffalobug [buhf-uh-loh-buhg] , buffalo bug, buffalo moth.
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carpet beetle

noun
any of several small beetles of the family Dermestidae, the larvae of which are household pests, feeding on rugs and other woolen fabrics, especially Anthrenus scrophulariae (buffalo carpet beetle) and Attagenus piceus (black carpet beetle)
Also called carpet bug.


Origin:
1885–90

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carpet beetle or (US) carpet bug
 
n
any of various beetles of the genus Anthrenus, the larvae of which feed on carpets, furnishing fabrics, etc: family Dermestidae
 
carpet bug or (US) carpet bug
 
n

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