gnat or what?
Can you identify the pesty, tiny, flying insect in the attached picture? Is it some type of gnat? Our house has been invaded by these bothersome creatures. They don’t seem to bite, but like to fly around my face and the lamps. It is smaller than the lead of the pencil in the picture. It has stripes on the top side is is solid dark grayish color on the underside. Thank you for any help you can give us.

Hi Kathe,
You have an infestation of Dermestid Beetles, probably one of the Anthrenus Carpet Beetles. These miniscule beetles are very destructive to museum collections including insect collections.

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