How do you recognize the larder beetle?
The larder beetle is a small beetle, 8 mm long on average. Its body, in the shape of an elongated oval, is quite flat and hairy. Most of the body is a dark brown close to black. On the top of the elytra, there is a pale brown, yellowish or whitish band, marked with six black dots of irregular shape. Under these elytra are hidden wings which allow the larder beetle to fly. The antennae, very short, are club-shaped.
The larva, on the other hand, have an elongated, ringed body, with an average length of 13 mm. Light brown in color, it is covered with long hairs. Two small curved spikes are present at the back of its body.