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#1 cfreidsma

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 05:13 PM

Hi everyone,

 

While sitting and enjoying YouTube, this little guy crawled on my leg. Looks a lot like some sort of flour beetle.

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 05:20 PM

Nice find!



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Posted 15 May 2017 - 06:36 PM

I am kind of thinking grain beetle now. The head and mandible shapes match better. If anything knows the ID let me know.

 

Either way I am keeping it and hoping it is a pregnant female. I'll keep it in the small cup for now with flour and dry foods. 



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Posted 15 May 2017 - 10:51 PM

Cool find :) its a Bark-gnawing Beetle probably Tenebroides sp.



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Posted 15 May 2017 - 11:16 PM

Cool find :) its a Bark-gnawing Beetle probably Tenebroides sp.


Yup, I agree, not a flour beetle, but a Tenebroides sp. :)

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 11:42 AM

Ah, alright. Never seen one of these before from Michigan. This year so far has been interesting.

 

Thanks :)






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