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Table 1 Insects allocated to types and total number of individual species found in traps in order of abundance; where a species is not defined, it is shown in parenthesis

From: Statistics of insect catch within historic properties

EH order Common Name Latin name Found
21 Booklice Liposcelis bostrychophila 65622
22 Silverfish Lepisma saccharina 23548
23 Woodlice (Porcellio spp.) 12163
16 Plaster beetle Lathridiidae 6351
10 Woolly bear(l) (Anthrenus spp.) 5701
9 Varied carpet beetle(a) Anthrenus verbasci 1137
4 Webbing clothes moth(a) Tineola bisselliella 882
1 Brown house moth Hofmannophila pseudospretella 807
13 Two spot carpet or fur beetle(l) Attagenus pellio 622
17 Wood weevil Pentarthrum and Euophryum 540
3 Case bearing clothes moth(l) Tinea pellionella 532
14 Biscuit beetle Stegobium paniceum 508
8 Furniture beetle Anobium punctatum 504
2 Case bearing clothes moth(a) Tinea pellionella 473
24 Mealworm Tenebrio molitor 419
6 White shouldered house moth Endrosis sarcitrella 405
7 Deathwatch beetle Xestobium rufovillosum 261
12 Two spot carpet or fur beetle(a) Attagenus pellio 229
5 Webbing clothes moth(l) Tineola bisselliella 195
19 Golden spider beetle Niptus hololeucus 194
20 White marked spider beetle Ptinus fur 184
11 Guernsey Carpet beetle Anthrenus sarnicus 108
18 Australian spider beetle Ptinus tectus 67
15 Hide or leather beetle (Dermestes spp.) 63
25 Other   21806
  1. English Heritage lists the insects in the order noted by the numbers as a rough assignment of their importance.
  2. Note: (a) adults (l) larvae.