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The larvae of Beetles.

That larva you see is a Beetle Larva.
Beetle larvae are grub or worm-like in appearance and have voracious appetites. It is in this stage that wood-destroying beetles, such as powder post and Long horned beetles, do their damage to structures. The larvae of these beetles feed on the cellulose structure of timber, eating the wood from the inside out.
The majority of beetle larvae have soft, pointed bodies, resembling caterpillars. When discovered, the larvae usually are lying on their sides in a C-shaped position. They often are dirty and gross white with a dirt-brown head.

The beetles that it turns into.[]

"If you're happy and you know it, find a beetle larva" XD

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Can a beetle larva bite?[]

Yes (not exactly)

These insects don't bite humans, but they can cause a bumpy, itchy, rash that is sometimes mistaken for bed bug bites, similar to a mosquito. This is due to prolonged contact with the hair fibers on the body of carpet beetle larvae. Airborne fibers from carpet beetles can also cause respiratory tract and eye irritation.

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