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ID Please - Confirming this is indeed a carpet beetle

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  1. ithoughtlicewerebad

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    Posted 3 months ago
    Mon Oct 9 2017 18:00:43
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    Hi - 99.9% sure this is a carpet beetle larva, but would like to confirm. Thanks.

    https://imgur.com/a/qRb7q

  2. psychologically_messed_up

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    Posted 3 months ago
    Mon Oct 9 2017 19:36:23
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    I have CB’s, and they look just like that!

    Wait for an expert to confirm for sure though

    "When you hear hoofbeats, think horses not zebras" Theodore Woodward

    I am, by no means, a pro. I'm simply a person that has had unfortunate luck, and somehow acquired the little guys.
    Any/all 'advice' I have to share is based on my own personal history and/or things I've read from the professionals on this site.
    My profession is medical, which is where I am confident in any advice I give, however rare it may be.
  3. ithoughtlicewerebad

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    Posted 3 months ago
    Mon Oct 9 2017 23:14:42
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    The "fur" gives it away. Found it climbing my wall. Hadn't seen one in months, so found it odd. Slightly off-putting. And frankly, I am so paranoid over all insects now I'm finding it hard to keep a level head, which I'm sure is driving the experts mad. Pretty sure it is one, though.

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    Posted 3 months ago
    Wed Oct 11 2017 6:12:26
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    One of the Anthrenus carpet beetles.

    Professional entomologist/arachnologist. I consult on all matters dealing with insects and arachnids, including those of natural history and biology to pest management and forensic entomology investigations.
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    Posted 3 months ago
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    Thank you, Lou.


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