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I found these larvae or worm under my sheets on the bed and have no idea what they are. They have a black head and brown body, moves worm like with no legs that I could see. They range from 2-5mm and found no bugs around


I cannot make out enough detail in the images to say what you have there with any certainty....

However, 99% of the time, the insect in question is the larva of a carpet beetle, family Dermestidae.  They feed on all manner of dried animal products, including wool, furs, silks.  Should the fabric there fit any of those categories, then you probably have your answer.

Carpet beetle larvae also feed on the accumulated shed hair and skin flakes of people and pets, so that is another possibility.

Hope that gives some direction to you for further investigation.  I find the most reliable websites for information and control measures on insects are at ".edu" or ".gov" URLs.  There in Australia, CSIRO is an outstanding resource.

Take care.


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Eric R. Eaton


I answer insect and spider identification questions ONLY. Attach images if possible. No "what bit me?", "what do I feed this bug in captivity?", or science fair project questions please. NO TECHNICAL QUESTIONS ABOUT INSECT PHYSIOLOGY.


Principal author, Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America. Professional entomologist employed previously at University of Massachusetts, Chase Studio, Inc., and Cincinnati Zoo; contract work for West Virginia Department of Natural Resources, Smithsonian Institution, and Portland (Oregon) State University.

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