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  1. buggerinLA

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Mon Jul 8 2013 15:26:19
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    Found this little sucker crawling slowly up my window in the kitchen around 10am today. It was all black in color. I'm pretty sure it's not a BB, but wanted to get some input from the board. Sorry, photos are not great, all I have is an iPhone camera and it sucks.

    It is pretty small, about 2mm across. All black. Six legs. Caught it on a piece of tape, and when I tried to get it off and into a plastic bag, noticed some translucent wings that were small (not in photo). So, pretty sure not a BB, but what is it? Keep finding these along with what looks like psocids everywhere (except near my bed).

    This is probably the best one:

    Curled up on its back:

    For size/body shape reference

  2. buggerinLA

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Mon Jul 8 2013 15:27:03
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    Sorry for the small/blurry images!

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Mon Jul 8 2013 15:34:42
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  4. loubugs

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Mon Jul 8 2013 15:57:27
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    A small beetle, maybe a small species of latridiid. Moisture problem is reason why many of these smaller beetle are found in homes. These along with booklice point toward moisture condition.

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Mon Jul 8 2013 16:00:29
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    Thanks, Lou!


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