Larva of a scarlet malachite beetle

6652.    Found on living room chair. Very small – about 1 cm wide & about 4-5 cm long. I think it may be carpet beetle larvae, but not sure. Calgary, AB. Canada


Number 6652. This is a larva of a scarlet malachite beetle, Malachius aeneus (Coleoptera: Melyridae) – Click here for detailed information. This is not a pest, but simply an accidental intruder. They are general predators on other small arthropods.