carpet beetle life - Anthrenus verbasci
San Leandro, Alameda County, California, USA
September 1, 2006
The top photo was taken on September 1, 2006, when I found this larva walking up a wall in my house. The bottom photo was taken on September 10, 2006, after 10 days of feeding the larva mosquitoes (which I also caught in my house and killed for the larva).
I tried some other dead insects over the next few months, including other flies, but the larva seemed to like mosquitoes the most.
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