Bug with "fancy" antenna ...(4 posts)
I caught this bug climbing up our wall today. I put it on sticky tape and I would take a picture of it ... but just noticed the memory card is lost. *sigh*
I know it's difficult to identify a bug without a picture, but I'm just wondering if any of you have ideas what bug would have antenna that branch out like tree branches. There's maybe 5 or 6 branches off one antenna. Obviously, it's not a bedbug ... and it's probably just some ordinary bug, but I'm just curious. I've never seen a bug with antenna like that. Of course, I never used to be one to inspect bugs either before this big bedbug fiasco came about. Now, I just stare at them for 15 minutes, catch them on tape, and store them in tupperware bowls for the pest control guy. Ha. I'm getting quite a little stack this year!
Oh no, not branched antennae you say, you must get out of the house immediately !
Actually, you were right the first time, we can't ID a bug based upon your description provided above. SImply delete a photo or two off your memory card and send us a photo to see.
And, it's NOT a bed bug if it has that type of antannae.
Hope this helps ! paul b.
Try looking at images of Ptilinus and see if it looks like that. This is a beetle with interesting antennae in the male; the female has differently shaped ones.
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