Small red bug
Location: Silver Spring, MD
December 1, 2010 11:03 pm
Hello, thank you for helping me identify this guy. It is the second one I have found. I live in Maryland near DC in an apartment building. I the first one crawling across my wooden floor at a slow pace. This is the second one (found in my kitchen in a large bowl I don’t use).
I saw the first one in May and this one just last week (Late November). I brought it into work and took pictures under the microscope since it is only about 2-3 mm.
Upon first seeing it I thought it was some sort of spider, but then realized it only has 6 legs.
Signature: Thank you for your help!
Spider Beetles like the one in your photograph are one of the numerous species of beetles that will infest stored food. You should clean out the pantry.