Subject: Strange bug
Location: Naples, FL
October 25, 2014 2:15 pm
Yesterday I found a bug in the bathroom, a type I have never seen before. Since we occasionally have silver fish, I thought it might be an odd looking one. Then today I saw something move ever so slightly at the rug’s edge [an area rug in the den]. Closer checking and it looked just like the bug I found yesterday. I got a magnifying glass and tried to figure out what it might be. I spent the last 90 minutes searching the web as best I can. No luck. I’m as puzzled now as ever. I will attach a couple of photos, though not the best, but the best I could do.
The bug measures 5/8 inches by 1/4 inch. Color appears to me to be a tan or ivory and the head appears to be a redish color.
Signature: Charles Sebrell
case bearing moth larva
Dear Daniel Marlos,
That was quick. My thanks. I have now checked it out with that title. Must admit, I have never seen one before.
My sincere thanks!
Life is just simpler if you plow around the stumps.
Thanks so much for your kind response to our terse identification of a Case Bearing Moth Larva. We have decided that your original written request was so nicely worded and your response was so kind that we retroactively determined to go live with a posting.