Could be sarcophagid puparium. Difficult to say unless the last segment can be
seen. Either sarcophagid or calliphorid flies would be good choices.
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From: pestlist-ow...@museumpests.net [mailto:pestlist-ow...@museumpests.net] On
Behalf Of Tony Irwin
Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 6:16 AM
Subject: Re: [pestlist] Identification
I think the most likely answer is a calliphorid puparium. A bluebottle's sense
of smell will guide it to potential food sources, even bricked-up cats.
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On 15 February 2017 at 10:42, BLAKE, CHELSEA E. (Student)
I have recently taken this off a desiccated cat found in a mansion wall. I have
found evidence of Black Carpet Beetle larvae elsewhere on the cat, but have
been unable to identify this sample. It is somewhat conical with a domed top,
smooth on the outside but with banded ridges on the interior.
Thanks for any help!