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what kind of insect is this? is it a moth larvea or a carpet bug?


That is the larva of a carpet or skin beetle, family Dermestidae.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dermestidae These eat dried flesh, skin, and other dried organic matter. They are the bane of entomologists because they eat insect collections. They are used by bone-collectors to clean skeletons, and are the last insects to arrive at a corpse.


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