There are many patterns and colours available for the furniture carpet beetle. The black wing covers can make it appear mottled. Adults may find it black if the sheen is removed. They also have white undersides.
An adult black carpet beetle measures between 1/8 inches and 3/16 inches in length. They are dark brown and have dark brown legs. They have white hair and are shiny with black-coloured spots. Larvae can grow up to 5/16 inches in length and come in various colours, from pale browns to black.
Anthrenus verbasci is an adult carpet beetle with a black wing cover. It is approximately 1/10 inch in length with an irregular pattern of yellow-brown and white scales. These patterns will eventually fade. However, they may appear solid-brown or blackened as a result.