It crawled into my food, honest
December 17, 2016 2:31 PM   Subscribe

This larval unit was discovered under the stove top. What is it?

We need to know so we can eradicate them before they become more of a pest. Thank you.
posted by ptm to Home & Garden (3 answers total)
It looks like a Carpet Beetle.
posted by FallowKing at 2:36 PM on December 17, 2016 [2 favorites]

Yep, looks like dermestid beetle late instar larva or maybe pupa. Could maybe be a pupa of a pantry moth. See full UNL extension page here. For general tips on pantry pests.
posted by SaltySalticid at 2:43 PM on December 17, 2016

Thank your lucky stars!! Definitely a carpet beetle, not a pantry moth. Oh, the dreaded pantry moth. You dodged a bullet.
posted by jbenben at 3:41 PM on December 17, 2016

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