Subject: This was on my (supposedly) clean boxers
Location: Phoenix, AZ
April 4, 2013 2:25 pm
I creeped my mom out when I showed her a living version of what I had only seen exoskeletons of in my closet. It’s Springtime in Phoenix, AZ. It’s tiny, has segments, and a fuzzy tail. What is this?
In our opinion, finding a Carpet Beetle Larva in your boxers is no measure of your hygiene habits, and the drawers being clean or dirty is irrelevant. Carpet Beetle Larvae can be found in even the cleanest of homes and they are common cosmopolitan household pests that feed on a wide variety of organic materials found in homes. This Carpet Beetle Larva is in the genus Attagenus. See BugGuide for a similar looking Carpet Beetle Larva.