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Hello, I found this chasing inside the corner of my wardrobe. For measurement, the diameter of the euro cent coin is 16mm. Thanks for your help!

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Matt,

This looks like the larva, or perhaps the pupal case, of a carpet beetle (see http://www.livingwithbugs.com/carpet_beetle.html for additional photos). These beetles are very common in home and usually no reason for concern. It is not a bed bug, see http://www.livingwithbugs.com/bed_bug.html for comparison.

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I can answer questions in any area of entomology (study of insects, spiders, mites, ticks, and other terrestrial arthropods). Contact me about home and garden insects, insects that bite and sting, and insects that damage homes such as carpenter ants and termites.

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20 years as university extension entomologist, now retired; currently publish a website about home and garden insects.

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Ph.D. in Entomology

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