Subject: what is it?
Geographic location of the bug: Oakland CA, when air quality dangerous due to fire smoke
Time: 02:21 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: We found this in a 2nd story laundry room which is not damp. It was on a white quilt and appeared to be alone. it is very very smokey outside due to distant forest fires and we wondered if that may have driven it inside?
How you want your letter signed: pearl
This is a Snakefly larva, a harmless predator that is not normally found indoors, though we do not believe the fire was a factor in you finding it indoors.