Creature in Question is Carpet Beetle Larva

One of our dedicated readers was browsing our website in an attempt to identify an organism she came across. She believed it was a carpet beetle larva, but didn’t feel comfortable making the identification without our help. Here are the photos she sent in:

black carpet beetle larva


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black carpet beetle larva

black carpet beetle larva

black carpet beetle larva

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This specimen is indeed a black carpet beetle larva. We know this because of the coloring, shape, segments, and long thin tail hairs sprouting from the posterior end.

The reader didn’t mention anything about getting rid of these creatures or ask about how to deal with these specimens in the home. If she is curious, she can check out any of our many posts about dealing with carpet beetle larva!

To summarize, a reader asked us to identify a specimen she found. We can confirm that it is a carpet beetle larva.

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Creature in Question is Carpet Beetle Larva
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Creature in Question is Carpet Beetle Larva
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One of our dedicated readers was browsing our website in an attempt to identify an organism she came across. She believed it was a carpet beetle larva, but didn’t feel comfortable making the identification without our help
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Author: Worm Researcher Dori

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