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Identifying a creature that appears to be a worm wrapped in a cocoon

This creature was found on a bed. At first, I thought it was a piece of lint, but then it suddenly moved. I picked it up in a paper towel and put it in an eye cream containers, which it is currently ...
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Identify this smooth-cocoon worm from Southern India

I couldn't identify which species these worms belong to. I believe they're insect larvae. They measure approximately 5 to 10 mm in length, and are common in the southern states of India. They carry ...
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What is this animal that hides in dustlike structure?

I'd like help identifying the species of animal in these two photos. There's some dust(or dust-like substance) with something alive inside of it (possibly a larva or I don't really know what to call ...
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Insect identification - pantry moth vs clothes moth

Are the following insects a pantry moth or a clothes moth? I live in Europe, if geographical location is of importance in this case. The insects are about 7 - 10 mm in length. For several months I ...
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What kind of creature is this?

I saw this on Facebook today and have tried researching it myself, but I have had no luck.
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What moth is this and how do we get rid of them?

This bugs are everywhere in my house and we've tried so many home remedies, but they won't leave. Can anyone help us!?