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Does anyone know what this weird bug I found is? Answered

So yeah, I found this weird bug in my room, can anyone tell me what the heck it is? (a name would be extra nice) I think it's a larvae of some kind. Also, I know the pictrue quality is horrible, but it's the best I could do with a 2 MP phone camera.

It's about as long as my thumb nail, which makes it about 10mm(~2/5 of an inch for you non-metric people), and it has a green/greyish, mandarine seed shaped spot on its both sides of the white part that didn't really come out in the picture, when I left it alone for long enough it stuck its tiny body out of the main white part, which you can kinda see in the photo. Its body is segmented like a centipede's. The main white part has two holes at either end, one of which the "head" (I think...) pokes out, and I dunno what the other one's for. It's quite flat, and has no legs on the white bit, it seems to drag the white bit along behind it. And another thing that didn't come out in the photo is the texture of the pod (I guess that's what you'd call it) is quite rough, I didn't touch it, but that's what it looked like.

I also took a video, but I can't be bothered uploading it.

Thanks in advance, Julian

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jeff-o

8 years ago

Beetle larva of some sort?  It's too big to be a louse.

I would agree, and the markings described make me think it'll turn outto be a rather fancy beetle! Keep us updated!

I asked my mum, she said it was a wood eating beetle larvae, then she killed it.

Try really hard to get a better photo. Use <a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/How_to_take_half_decent_pictures_with_your_phone/">KJ's photo guide</a>.<br />

A sharper photo would help a great deal. All I'm seeing is a blur, withlots of camera noise as well.