Click beetle

7346.        Hi, I hope you can help me please. I found this on my bed this morning and it totally frightened me. Not sure what it is. I looked up bedbugs but this seems longer and narrower than a bed bug. This insect seems to have ridges going down it’s back but not across the back as do bed bugs. I think it had clear colored wings and 6 legs. I hope my photo is clear enough for you to see. I went on a wild housecleaning rampage all day. I haven’t seen another one. Abbotsford, BC. Canada

 

Number 7346.    This is a click beetle (Coleoptera: Elateridae); an accidental intruder that will do no harm.  See Click Beetle detailed information 

Pea/Bean weevil

7344.       A whole bunch of these have begun appearing in my house. They almost exclusively appear climbing up one of my windows during the day. I rarely see them elsewhere. They are pretty slow and dopey. They will fly, although they prefer to climb and walk. I’ve been vacuuming them up. Interestingly, their instinct to being disturbed is to fall and curl up into a ball. For example, if my vacuum touches the window, about half of them on the window will fall down onto the sill. They don’t seem to be damaging anything, and they’re easy enough to deal with, but I would like to identify them. Toronto, ON. Canada

 

Number 7344.    This looks like a pea/bean weevil (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae; subfamily Bruchinae). This appears to be a pea/bean weevil (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae; subfamily Bruchinae); see Pea/Bean Weevil image . Their larvae develop in whole seeds, usually those of plants in the legume family. You should check all areas where seeds of any kind (including bird seed) are stored for signs of infestation ( Pea/Bean weevil example ) and discard/destroy any items found to be infested/damaged.

Weevils

7343.      Hello, could you identified for me this insect? They are lot’s of these inside a RBNB house, in the kitchen, bathroom. There is no food in the house. Thanks. VOLOS, Magnesia. Greece

 

Number 7343.     These are weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). If they are quite small (4 mm or less), they may be grain/granary weevils in the genus Sitophilus These primarily infest whole grains such as rice, wheat, and corn (maize). weevils example

Carpet beetle

7342.        Hopped onto my clothes while I was walking into my house. I’m not sure what kind of bug this is? Windsor, Ontario. Canada

 

Number 7342.    This most likely a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) in the genus Anthrenus (such as the varied carpet beetle). See Carpet Beetle Detailed Information 

Carpet beetle

7341.          I suspect this might be a carpet beetle but I cannot find any larvea or infestation area so I’m not sure. Started finding these in early spring (around middle of march). I would catch about 1 of these a week on my window sill although this particular bug was caught crawling on my shirt while I was wearing it. This specimen is about 3-4 mm in length, looks black but has some light brown and even white stripe-like pattern on the back. They have a hard shell (they crunch when I squash them). I hope you can help me identify them. Thank you for your time! Edmonton, Alberta. Canada

 

Number 7341.      This is a carpet beetle (Coleoptera; Dermestidae) in the genus Anthrenus. These beetles often are found at windows where they are attempting to follow the light to get outdoors. Unlike their destructive larvae, the adults primarily are pollen feeders. See Carpet Beetle Control Recommendation .

Carolina Mantleslug

7340.          Although aware of a species of slug called “banana” slug, I’m tempted to call this creature a “rotten banana” slug. I’m in central Alabama on 4/16/2022. Mild temperatures and recent rains. Pelham, Alabama. United States

Number 7340.      Possibly a Carolina mantleslug, Philomycus carolinianus, see Carolina Mantleslug Images .

Cigarette beetle

7339.         Toronto, ON. Canada

 

Number 7339.      This looks like a cigarette beetle, Lasioderma serricorne (Coleoptera: Anobiidae). It and its close cousin, the drugstore beetle, Stegobium paniceum, are cosmopolitan pests that feed on all kinds of plant material including tobacco, seeds, grain, nuts, beans, spices, cottonseed meal, dried fruits and vegetables, flour, spices, and dried herbarium specimens. Animal products such as dead insects, dried fish and fish meal, and leather may also be attacked. See Cigarette Beetle Detailed Information 

Bee fly

7338.        This bug looks like a very tiny hummingbird but has 6 legs. its wingspan is about an inch and is just over 1/2 inch in body with a stinger or beak 1/8”. Burnaby, B.C. Canada

 

Number 7338.     This is a bee fly (Diptera: Bombyliidae); it looks like Bombylius anthophilus. Adult bee flies are nectar feeders while their young are parasitic in the nests of solitary bees and wasps, feeding on both their larvae as well as the food stores in the nests. See Bee fly Image 

Larva of a beetle

7337.        Found this while rolling cigarettes on my wood table in the kitchen. I just moved here and I’ve never seen anything like it. It wiggles back and forth. I didn’t kill it but I do have it stuck to a link roller. The material seen surrounding it is tobacco. It’s about 4 or 5 cm. Thank you. Hamtramck, Mi. United States

 

Number 7337.    This is a larva of a beetle in the family Dermestidae (hide/skin/larder/carpet beetles and allies). It most likely is in the genus Attagenus (black carpet beetles), but a Dermestes sp. (larder beetles) cannot be ruled out as I cannot see the distinguishing characters clearly enough. See Carpet Beetle Control Recommendation.

Plant bug

7336.        Infestation outside trees, all plants are covered. They are tiny 1/3 the size of a fly. Cottonwood, United States

 

Number 7336.    This is a plant bug, (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Miridae). As the name implies, most of these are plant feeders and a few species can be serious pests. However, some also are predaceous; your specimen resembles one that feeds on aphids – see Plant Bug Image .

Cobweb/comb-footed spider

7335.        I found this spider hanging from my friends ceiling! It’s actually black in colour! St. Johns, Nfld. Canada

 

Number 7335.    This is a cobweb/comb-footed spider (family Theridiidae) in the genus Steatoda. They are not aggressive, but some species can deliver a very painful (but not dangerous) bite if handled carelessly. Cobweb Spider Detailed Information .

Carpet beetle

7334.        Found in bedroom. London, Ontario. Canada

 

Number 7334.      This looks like a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) in the genus Attagenus (black carpet beetle and allies). See Carpet Beetle Control Information .

Sowbug

7333.        What is this? I just moved into this place a month ago and keep killing these walking on carpet and on the linoleum, an had enough!! North Battleford, Sk. Canada

 

Number 7333.      This is a sowbug, a terrestrial crustacean in the order Isopoda; the vast majority of these are harmless scavengers on decomposing organic matter. They breathe through gills that must be kept moist, so keeping your environs as dry as possible will discourage them from staying. Sowbug Detailed Information.

Ground beetle

7332.        I have been seeing 2 or three of these tiny black bugs everyday in my basement bedroom for years now. I only seem to find them in one specific corner of the room and they stay on the floor or crawl onto my baseboard heater for the most part. They are very tiny and measure a little more than half a cm. I have tried identifying them with a pest identifier app but I’m not getting a match with any of the bugs on there. I apologize if my photos are not the best quality but I tried my best, it is hard to take a nice photo of such a tiny bug. I am from Manitoba and it is currently winter but I do also see them in them in my bedroom in the summertime. I do have another photo of three of these tiny bugs trapped in a piece of clear tape, that photo honestly almost shows more than the ones without the tape. But I did not upload them since it said do not upload photos of bugs in plastic. Please get back to me and have a great day thank you for your time:) Wawanesa, MB. Canada

 

Number 7332.     The beetle appears to be a ground beetle (Coleoptera; Carabidae). These often accidentally wander indoors, but are completely harmless and do not require any control measures. Ground beetle detailed information .   

Larvae of a scarlet malachite beetle

7331.          Hello! We recently renovated my old house completely. Tore down everything to the brick – new installations, new walls, new floors, windows, doors, everything. We barely have any furniture and most rooms are empty. Since we moved in a month and a half ago, I’ve been seeing this larva around the house. The first one was on the headboard of a new bed, so I thought it came from the bed, but then I started seeing it on walls and ceilings in other rooms. Most recently, I found one in the bathtub of the bathroom on the second floor, we only used the bathtub twice and don’t use that bathroom very much at all. It has all tiles in it. I can’t pinpoint where they are coming from because it’s always just one and in different rooms on both floors, usually on the wall or the ceiling. I did a lot of Googling and the closest I could find is a Malachite Beetle. Can you confirm if that is what it is? It appears reddish in color and it is very tiny. What could it be doing in my house? I also have booklice on walls, could it be eating that? I have seen about 15 of them in the past month, is this considered an infestation? The humidity in the house was very high at first, but it’s been at 30-40% for the past month. Please help me, I can’t find much information on it online, especially on how to get rid of it. I am pregnant and terrified it could take over our house 🙁 Thanks in advance! Požega, Croatia

 

Number 7331.  This indeed appear to be larvae of a scarlet malachite beetle, and as such, pose no threat of any kind. As they are predators on other small arthropods, it is possible they are feeding on booklice. There is no need for control. Larvae of a scarlet malachite beetle detailed information   

Western conifer seed bug

7330.           Lancaster NY, Wednesday, February 2, 2022, overcast day, downright balmy-25°F. These are just sitting on a snow bank. What are they? They resemble a skinny stink bug. OP, NY. United States

 

Number 7330.    This is a western conifer seed bug, Leptoglossus occidentalis (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Coreidae). Although harmless, these can become nuisance pests when they enter homes in search of shelter. See Western Conifer Seed Bug Detailed Information .

Giant ichneumon wasp

7329.         These have been showing up in my basement this winter, at least 20 so far. Benoit’s Cove, NL. Canada

 

Number 7329.      This is a giant ichneumon wasp (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) in the genus Megarhyssa. They are parasitic on the larvae of wood wasps (Hymenoptera: Siricidae), using their long ovipositor to bore into the tunnels made by the wood wasp larvae where they will deposit their eggs. They lack venom and are harmless to humans. See Giant ichneumon wasp detailed information  & Giant Ichneumon Wasp Life History 

German cockroach

7328.       These have been in my apartment and also black specs in the kitchen cupboards which are cleaned regularly. Saskatoon, SK. Canada

 

Number 7328.       This is a German cockroach, Blattella germanica (Blattodea: Ectobiidae), a peridomestic species difficult to bring under complete control. See German Cockroach Control Recommendations .

Western conifer seed bug

7327.     I find a couple of these every day in my home. They are easy to catch the hardly move when you come up to them. Often on lamp shades, or window blinds. I keep a very clean house it is also open concept, living room dining room and kitchen are one large area. they are driving me crazy never had bugs like this before. We live in the country and have no problem with mice just these little devils. Milton, Ontario. Canada

 

Number 7327.     This is a western conifer seed bug, Leptoglossus occidentalis (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Coreidae). Although harmless, these can become nuisance pests when they enter homes in search of shelter. See Western Conifer Seed Bug Detailed Information .

Brown marmorated stink bug

7326.      Murray River, Murray River PEI. Canada

 

Number 7326.      This is a brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). This is an introduced species that has become a pest, primarily in orchards, in many areas of North America. They will come indoors in search for shelter, but do no harm there See Brown marmorated stink bug detailed information .

Drugstore beetle

7325.       These “beetles” fly and are approx 3-4mm in length. They are coming in through our very tightly sealed windows!!! It’s been -40C here recently. We have never had bugs in our house before and find this quite alarming! We are not finding them in food but mostly they stay close to the window area or sometimes on the wall close to a light. What do I need to do to kill these!! Thnx for your help!! PS We are located in southern SK- Saskatoon, SK. Canada

 

Number 7325.       This appears to be a drugstore beetle, Stegobium paniceum (Coleoptera: Anobiidae). This is a cosmopolitan pest species that can infest a very wide variety of dry stored food products. See Drugstore beetle detailed information .

German cockroach

7323.     I have a picture of a bug and I want to see if it is a cockroach or not! I can’t tell because of the way the oven looks but it looks like it has 8 legs. It was a really light brown and it stayed there when I turned the light on, it didn’t run that fast either. I really want to know if it is a cockroach because I am really freaked out lol! Thank you so much and if you have any other questions let me know. London

 

Number 7324.     This is a German cockroach, Blattella germanica (Blattodea: Ectobiidae), a peridomestic species difficult to bring under complete control. See German Cockroach Control Recommendations .

Western conifer seed bug

7323.    He flies and I keep seeing new ones around the house. Not sure if him and his friends are eating the wood in the house or are just looking for someplace warm for the winter. Who’s this neat bug guy. Fredericton, NB. Canada

 

Number 7323.    This is a western conifer seed bug, Leptoglossus occidentalis (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Coreidae). Although harmless, these can become nuisance pests when they enter homes in search of shelter. See Western Conifer Seed Bug Detailed Information .

German cockroach

7322.     I have just had some renos done and have noticed these popping up. London, Ontario. Canada

 

Number 7322.     This is a German cockroach, Blattella germanica (Blattodea: Ectobiidae), a peridomestic species difficult to bring under complete control. See German Cockroach Control Recommendations .

Fishing spider

7321.       Found in washer dec 2021. Mount uniack, Nova Scotia. Canada

 

Number 7321.      This is a fishing spider (family Pisauridae) in the genus Dolomedes; likely D. tenebrosus. Sometimes also called dock spiders, they are the largest spiders native to Canada; they are not dangerous to humans. Also, in spite of their name, they often are found at quite some distance from any body of water. See Fishing spider detailed information .

Scuttle fly

7320.     This is a large flow moving fly of sorts that has infested my home. I’ve tried the various ways thinking it may be some fruit fly but it is not attracted to anything. Seems this fly only heads my way when i’m eating or drinking something…almost like it likes my breath. They are slow moving but you still cant kill them easily. They disappear until people start moving around. they are concentrated in the kitchen and in my basement office…other rooms of the house they are not in. They have now been around for about 6 weeks. I’ve cleaned everything but cant seem to get rid of them. They wont even fly onto a fly trap. There are babies and very very large ones. How can I get rid of these? Thank you. North Bay, Ontario. Canada

 

Number 7320.      This is a scuttle fly (Diptera: Phoridae); see Scuttle fly image . Sometimes also known as hump-backed flies, their larvae feed on a very wide variety of decomposing organic matter and the adult flies can be serious nuisances when they occur indoors. See Scuttle fly detailed information & control recommendations . Also, your specimen is an adult fly; it will not get any bigger. The larger flies you are seeing would be a different species. 

Firebrats

7319.          Can you identify what these bugs are and let me know about them? Aurora, ON. Canada

 

Number 7319.  These appears to be firebrats, Thermobia domestica (Zygentoma: Lepismatidae); cosmopolitan nuisance pests. Firebrats detailed information & control suggestions 

Assassin bug

7318.       This photo was taken in October around 8pm after dark. The unknown insect appeared to be eating a spider. St Catharines, Ontario. Canada

 

Number 7318.       This is an assassin bug, Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Reduviidae in the subfamily Emesinae (thread-legged bugs). Some of these specialize in feeding on spiders, Assassin Bug Detailed Information 

Tortoise beetle

7317.      It’s rare insect for me can know it’s name and what is this?? MON, NAGALAND. India

 

Number 7317.      This is a tortoise beetle, Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae, subfamily Cassidinae; possibly in the genus Aspidimorpha – Tortoise beetle example . They feed primarily on plants in the morning glory family.

Flat bug

7316.       Insect found on the bathroom floor on Nov 1st, 2021. We did kill the insect and noticed it also had 2 wings lying flat on top of body. Wondering if it is a pest, or how could have gotten inside on 2nd floor of the house. Also would like to know what it feeds on and if its bite could be potentially dangerous. (Allergies, side effects, etc). Thank you! Calgary, Alberta. Canada

 

Number 7316.       This appears to be a flat bug, Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Aradidae, possibly in the genus Aradus – Flat bug image . It is a harmless accidental intruder; they feed mainly on fungus under tree bark. 

Silverfish

7315.     Please zoom and assist me with the bug identity please and thank you. Mississauga ON. Canada

 

Number 7315.    This appears to be a silverfish, Lepisma saccharinum (Zygentoma: Lepismatidae), a cosmopolitan nuisance pest. Silverfish information and control recommendations 

Scarab beetle

7314.          Found insect outside the building, just want to get the picture out maybe it might be of interest to some research. I would like to know the name too. thanks. Asian city, Doha, Industrial area, Qatar

 

Number 7314.     This is a scarab beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae); it cannot be identified any further without seeing a dorsal (top side) view. Scarab beetle detailed information

Cross orb weaver

7313.           Laval, QC. Canada

 

Number 7313.           This is a female orb weaving spider (family Araneidae); namely Araneus diadematus, one known as the cross orb weaver or the European garden spider (it occurs on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean). All orb weavers are harmless to humans. Cross orb weaver detailed information