I've been finding a few of these on the same wall of my apartment the path month. Size is maybe 3-5 mm.

I live in an apartment in Toronto Canada.

Thanks in advance!

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Without clearer photos it is pretty hard to say, however, I think it is likely to be one of the Dermestidae family of beetles.

These include a bunch of common pests in the household, including "carpet beetles" (Anthrenus sp.), and the larder beetle (Dermestes lardarius).

I think this is most likely to be a carpet beetle, given the light/dark mottled pattern on the shell.


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