A Taste for Paste: Beetle Larvae Fond of Museum Paintings’ Glue Lining

Entomologists and art conservators at a museum in Taiwan studied the infestation of more than 80 paintings by drugstore beetles (Stegobium paniceum), in hopes of developing improved pest management and conservation practices. Shown here is a drugstore beetle adult viewed from above (A) and below (B) and a larva (C). (Image originally published in Lee et al 2021, Journal of Economic Entomology)

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Entomologists and art conservators at a museum in Taiwan studied the…

Source: Entomology Today

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