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  1. lsdrg706

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    Posted 5 days ago
    Fri Sep 14 2018 20:59:46
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    Could someone tell me what this is despite my not great pics? It is unfortunately the best I can do. One looks much lighter than the other because of the lighting. Same bug though.

    https://flic.kr/p/2b1mp1C

    https://flic.kr/p/2b5DKM8

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    Posted 4 days ago
    Sat Sep 15 2018 8:52:53
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    Btw VERY teeny thing, thus the trouble getting a good phone pic. I found him on my bed. I suspect he came through the window screen. He was certainly small enough to fit through those holes.

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    Posted 4 days ago
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    A beetle of some sort

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    Sun Sep 16 2018 7:25:48
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    Yes I'm wondering what kind though

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    lsdrg706 - 1 day ago ย ยปย 
    Could someone tell me what this is despite my not great pics? It is unfortunately the best I can do. One looks much lighter than the other because of the lighting. Same bug though.
    Btw VERY teeny thing, thus the trouble getting a good phone pic. I found him on my bed. I suspect he came through the window screen. He was certainly small enough to fit through those holes.

    One of the fungus beetles. I believe one of the erotylid beetles - I think a species of Cryptophilus. Most likely from outdoors.

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    Posted 3 days ago
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    Thanks Lou, someone on reddit said grain beetle, but that didn't feel right. ๐Ÿ˜Š He was found on my bed right under an open window, and my whole family eats keto so there is almost no grain of any sort in my house.

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    lsdrg706 - 3 hours ago  » 
    Thanks Lou, someone on reddit said grain beetle, but that didn't feel right. ๐Ÿ˜Š He was found on my bed right under an open window, and my whole family eats keto so there is almost no grain of any sort in my house.

    To the uninformed, the common response is grain beetle, but yours isn't one of those pantry pests. That said, however, there are some pantry pests that infest off or moldy grain and are not found in clean grain or grain products. Many insects are attracted to lights and show up at windows and if small enough can crawl in.


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