I need some help in identifying this critter. It was found in southeast Georgia in a home I am renovating. There were several around the sink and toilet bowl.

Approximately 5 millimeters long. Stripes black/dark gray. Tapered end seems to be moving as though it was the head. Bulbous end has two extrusions like antennae?

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Found it!

Seems to actually be the pupae phase of the common drain fly - psychoda spp.

Looks like I'm going to be routing or replacing the pipes in that house.


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