1/2″ in length. looks to be 12 segment body. fine hair protruding from sides and more lengthy hair sticking out the rear end. light tan underbelly. Six legs in the front 1/3 of the body. Seems to be trying to burrow, even when on solid surfaces. Found it in a Kitchen bowl in Mesa Arizona
Your picture looks like the larva of a carpet beetle, probably the black carpet beetle.
Carpet beetles are found through out North America.
The adult is black and less than 1/4 inch long.
Carpet beetles are also called dermestids and/or fur beetles as the larvae and adults feed on the skin and flesh of dead animals, including museum specimens of vertebrates and invertebrates, and will also eat any organic material (fresh or dried foods, woolen and silk products, rugs, feathers, etc.)
Many homes have them, but if you have wool carpets or a lot of natural fibers or perhaps animal skins, pets (as well as human) with dander…all these things attract them.
A thorough cleaning/vacuuming in all cracks and crevices of the kitchen as well as the rest of the house will help get rid of the food source. They will also sometimes eat oily food crumbs, especially dog/cat food and other oily foods in the pantry.
They do not carry any diseases. They are considered a house pest especially if you have hides, rugs, clothing, or artifacts made of natural/animal products.
If this is the only one you have seen then you probably don’t have a big infestation…just enough to give the kitchen a good cleaning.
These insects do not bite or sting.