6817.         I saw this cockroach on my kitchen ceiling around 8pm. i’ve never seen a cockroach in all the years i’ve lived in my house. also, this cockroach was very small… less than a half an inch. please identify it. revere, ma. United States

Number 6817. This is not a cockroach, but a tiny moth. The only moths of this general appearance that are of concern are clothes moths in the family Tineidae. If you find another, look closely at the top of its head with a magnifying glass. If it appears to have a fluffy ‘hair-do’ (Click here for an example), it likely is a clothes moth.

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