You’ve always been kind to your pet. You buy it food. Good food, that is, with a lot of proteins. Food you’d almost be eating yourself, if it wasn’t for your pet.
You’re not alone… If you were living in Brazil for example, you may be surprise to discover a very cute little pest pet inside your foody bag*. Look at this on your left. Fairly cute, don’t you think?
It’s apparently a well known cosmopolitan pet pest. Scientifically speaking, you would call it no less than Necrobia rufipes, but I do like the vernacular Red-legged Ham Beetle. So when you buy a pet food bag, and bring it back home, one would say you’ve won some carry on insects!
* – R. Gredilha & A.F. Lima (2007). First record of Necrobia rufipes (De Geer, 1775) (Coleoptera; Cleridae) associated with pet food in Brazil”. Brazilian Journal of Biology 1 : 67.