So I moved into a new PG (paying guest accommodation) and inside the almirah (cupboard), I found lots of egg like things. They are not moving, and size is comparable to normal ants. They are permanently dormant.

Location: North India.

Its a really disturbing sight, please help me identify this pest:

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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to Biology.SE! What do the terms "PG" and "almirah" mean? $\endgroup$ – Remi.b Sep 12 '18 at 14:25
  • $\begingroup$ Can you please get a close-up picture of one of them? $\endgroup$ – Remi.b Sep 12 '18 at 14:25
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    $\begingroup$ Looks like grass awns (seed-bearing structures). $\endgroup$ – Bryan Hanson Sep 12 '18 at 15:00
  • $\begingroup$ @Remi.b PG means paying guest accomodation, and almirah is cupboard where we keep things $\endgroup$ – jeea Sep 12 '18 at 15:34
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    $\begingroup$ Yes, plant seed, like raw wheat, rye, rice maybe. Probably harmless, but a close up picture as suggested by @Remi.b would give greater confidence. I don't know why such things would be in a cupboard unless it is common to have the unprocessed grain there. $\endgroup$ – Bryan Hanson Sep 12 '18 at 15:42