What the hell is this thing?

Bunyan van Asten

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Hey everyone
I just saw this weird beetle crawling in the picture frame of my preserved malasyan walking leaf. Could anyone please tell me what this is? 20170408_101241.jpg
 

Xafron

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Carpet Beetle/Dermestidae?

EDIT: ...I literally googled "tiny beetles that live in houses" to find the little guy :rofl::D
 
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chanda

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Yeah, that's bad news. It's a carpet beetle - and they are notorious for devouring insect collections (among other things). It is the larvae that do the damage - but if that beetle finds a mate, one of them will lay eggs and produce a bunch of voracious larvae.

I hope that beetle didn't damage your walking leaf too badly! (And that it doesn't have siblings still munching away inside the leaf insect.)
 
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