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Entomology people!

What is this? Found in a kicknet sample in late fall in a small urban stream. It’s about 2 mm long.

I’ve sent pictures of a few other bug people but I though someone on here might recognize it.

Possibly a beetle larva? It does have 6 legs, mandibles, and a pronotum that doesn’t cover the head.

Apparently this is a dermestid beetle larvae! Which explains why I couldn’t find it in any of the aquatic keys. Must have fallen into the creek or been stuck on the equipment already.

Points to @fantasticwolfpenguin for getting it right!

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Entomology people!

What is this? Found in a kicknet sample in late fall in a small urban stream. It’s about 2 mm long.

I’ve sent pictures of a few other bug people but I though someone on here might recognize it.

Possibly a beetle larva? It does have 6 legs, mandibles, and a pronotum that doesn’t cover the head.

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