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Red & Brown Bug on Comforter is a Carpet Beetle Larva

This reader wonders if the creature she found wandering on her white comforter is a carpet beetle larva. The creature in question appears to be a brownish-red color, with stripes and a long tail that spans the length of its body.

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Bristly Worm with Twin Tails is a Black Carpet Beetle Larva

A small, black worm was found by this reader, who wonders if we can help identify its species. The worm in questions appears to be black in color, bristly, and possessing two especially long bristles, which could either be tails, antennae, or simply bristles!

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Brown-Striped Worm Found in Sofa is a Carpet Beetle Larva

The son of this reader found ‘tiny brown-striped worms’ in the sofa, and his mother contacted us, wondering what they might be.