6018 I found this bug between my bed sheets after having moved some sweaters onto my bed that were in the kitchen. I live in Montreal, Quebec. We have spring weather right now. The bug seems to have antennae that it uses to feel its environment and walks almost robotically, so I looked up different beetles online. What do you think? Jessica.
This is a spider beetle (Coleoptera: Anobiidae; subfamily Ptininae) in the genus Mezium – see https://tinyurl.com/ybqkudyq for an example. These can be pests in a variety of dry stored food products; see https://tinyurl.com/mamup5 for a fact sheet that includes control recommendations. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.