Ground beetle

6989.         Every night since April, they have been inside the house and annoying us. They seem to love the light, but dont bother humans or pets. The cat seems to think they dont taste all that nice though. After a heavy rain, there seems to be less, but the day after a heavy rain they are NUTS! They can also be seen on the outside of the glass on the window. There has to be at least 100-200 a night (indoors). Thank you for your help. Lowbanks, Ontario. Canada

Number 6989. This is a small ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae). These are general predators on other small arthropods, mainly other insects. Click here for more detailed information.