Ten-lined June beetle

6416.  Richmond, BC. Canada


Number 6416. This is a ten-lined June beetle, Polyphylla decemlineata (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae), their larvae can be pests on tree farms – Click here for more detailed information.

Click beetle

6404  I found 5 of these in different locations in my house and one I found had a lot of little one around, the big ones jump and are really hard to kill. They are almost a centimetre long. could you please help me thanks in advance. Big River, New Brunswick. Canada


Number 6404. This is a click beetle (Coleoptera: Elateridae), a harmless accidental intruder.

Scarab beetle

6398  Hi there, I live in a low rise condo building on the 4th floor and every night in the summer, around dusk, a swarm of what look like flying, gold beetles come out from somewhere in the roof flashing. I have a good quality picture of one. What are they and how can I be rid of them?? Thanks; Mike


Number 6398. This is a scarab beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae), they are not living in the roof flashing, but flew up there. Their larvae are underground feeders on plant roots and some species can be serious lawn/turf pests.

Checkered beetle

6388  I found this in my bed in late May, just found another flying inside of my lamp last night. I have about 5 bites. The bites are mosquito like bumps that are extremely itchy even beyond 1 week. Very small. Black body with red stripe. Will have to zoom in picture to get best look. What is this? Should I get my house sprayed? Burlington, ON L7M 4A4 Canada


Number 6388. It’s a checkered beetle (Coleoptera; Cleridae). No need to be concerned about this one. Not only would it not be responsible for any bites but it is a beneficial predator on other small arthropods.


6382  I’ve included the top and underside of the bug. Please help me, Mimi. 40 nepean street, ottawa, ontario K2P0X4 Canada


Number 6382. This beetle is in the family Dermestidae (skin/hide/larder/carpet beetles and allies); it resembles Anthrenus fuscus. Click here  for some control suggestions

Foreign Grain Beetle

6226 I took photos of this insect on my bed today (May 31st, 2018). Lately the weather has felt like summer. I’ve started noticing them about a week ago and mainly on and in my bed, maybe 1 or 2 at a time. As I would start falling asleep, I would wake up and find one on my pillow. So far I have no bites, hives or itchy spots. I removed my bed sheets and there are no bug infestations or blood stains. Yesterday I just kept seeing them in almost every room of the house (floors, walls, ceilings, bedding, etc.). They are tiny and much smaller than an apple seed. All the ones I’ve caught look the same. I’m wondering if they are an early stage bed bug. How do I get rid of them? From Ottawa, Ontario

Number 6226 – This appears to be a foreign grain beetle, Ahasverus advena (Coleoptera: Silvanidae). Sometimes also called new house beetles or plaster beetles, they feed primarily on mould/mould spores found in humid/damp environments. Reducing indoor relative humidity levels should control them. Click here for more detailed information