Found several insects like this one on my apartment, size of a tick and only has a tail, or tongue, or tentacle, or antenna, or head. Any idea of what it is? enter image description here

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    As ticks come in many sizes, can you give a size in mm or fractions of an inch or something like that? And where in the world are you?
    – Willeke
    Aug 3, 2022 at 10:05

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That appears to be Tinea pellionella, or a Case-bearing Clothes Moth. A very similar image is found on this website:


Wikipedia page on Tinea pellionella.

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