Please identify tiny bugs in my carpet
January 20, 2010
I just returned from vacation to find several dozen little bugs in my bedroom carpet. They are dark brown, oblong, with six legs and what appears to be a proboscis between their antennae. They measure approximately 3 mm. No wings that I can see. Many are dead, the others seem to be wandering aimlessly on the floor. I’ve looked up carpet beetles but these don’t resemble the pictures of those I found. Any ideas?
Bugs in NYC
New York, NY
This is a Weevil, and there are several species that infest stored food products. Perhaps one of our readers will be able to provide us with a more specific identification.
Eric Eaton provides information
The tiny weevil is indeed a “granary” weevil in the genus Sitophilus. Great image, too! They often infest birdseed, so that might be the source.