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Help me figure out this bug

I just saved this bug from my cat. It's very rare to find any bugs in my place other than the two giant ant invasions I've had over the years.

Anyway, this is a very odd bug. It move backwards when it feels threatened, acting like its tail is its head. Then it run forward when it thinks it might be in the clear. It does a pretty convening job of making its abdomen appear to be its head. I didn't know which end was which myself until I got a close up look. It is very small.

Here's a link to a picture of it. I'm not going to post the image because some people don't like close up pictures of bugs. This one is pretty plain though. Kinda like an ant with a long tail. But, yeah, if you don't like close-ups of bugs, don't click. The dime next to the bug shows how small it is. http://atomicpanda.com/post/unkownbug.jpg

Hope it's not something I need to worry about.


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Jul. 7th, 2012 08:10 pm (UTC)
Looks like a snakefly or rove beetle larva - nothing to worry about.
Jul. 7th, 2012 10:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Must be a snakefly larva. I've seen a few snakeflies around before. Can't recall seeing any rove beetles.
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