We just received a photo from a reader of a specimen other than a worm! He wonders what it is. Although worms are usually the topic of our posts, we also discuss larvae, and various other creatures. We will do our best to identify this critter.
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The photo is of excellent quality, and displays a tiny insect with three legs on each side, a brown head, and spotted tan, brown, and dark brown wings. We believe this is an adult varied carpet beetle! These adult beetles shouldn’t be a cause of concern, but their larvae can be quite destructive to upholstered furniture and clothing.
Our reader didn’t request information other than the identification, so if he needs to get rid of this creature he can read one of our many posts that discuss carpet beetle and their larvae.
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