Little Horrors: How Yale Made Friends With Tiny Flesh-Eaters

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New Haven Advocate | April 6, 2010
The dermestid beetle, sometimes called the carpet beetle or the leather-eating beetle, is dark brown and about the size of a pumpkin seed. It eats dead flesh and picks the bones clean. That’s why the Peabody keeps colonies of them.

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