Larva of a scarlet malachite beetle

6719.      Found in my carpeted stairs and then another in my kitchen in the floor. What can it be??? Mom’s rental property is struggling with a roach infestation (damn renters) so is this a larvae she accidentally brought over on her shoes? Also got a package from Korea? Can it from that?? It is winter here. From Edmonton, Canada

 

Number 6719.  No need to worry. This appears to be a larva of a scarlet malachite beetle, Malachius aeneus (Coleoptera: Melyridae); Click here for an image. They are general predators on other small arthropods.

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