I found a critter on my bathroom towel. It's really tiny. Maybe 2 milimetres? I placed it on an envelope for the photograph.

Can someone identify what it is?

A critter I found on my bathroom towel.


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That is the larva of a carpet beetle.

Larvae feed on natural fibers and can damage carpets, furniture, clothing and insect collections.

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"Anthrenus verbasci - larva side (aka)" by André Karwath aka Aka on Wikimedia

Related question: What kind of caterpillar is this?, though I think that the larva photographed in that example is either of a different species or at a different time period within the larval stage.


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