Larva of a beetle

7337.        Found this while rolling cigarettes on my wood table in the kitchen. I just moved here and I’ve never seen anything like it. It wiggles back and forth. I didn’t kill it but I do have it stuck to a link roller. The material seen surrounding it is tobacco. It’s about 4 or 5 cm. Thank you. Hamtramck, Mi. United States


Number 7337.    This is a larva of a beetle in the family Dermestidae (hide/skin/larder/carpet beetles and allies). It most likely is in the genus Attagenus (black carpet beetles), but a Dermestes sp. (larder beetles) cannot be ruled out as I cannot see the distinguishing characters clearly enough. See Carpet Beetle Control Recommendation.

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