What kind of bug is this?
Location: Manayunk, Philadelphia, PA
April 5, 2012 5:05 pm
Found it crawling on a sweater I discarded on the floor after a night of drinking. I could have picked up the bug at any of these places:
-dry cleaners (where the sweater came from)
-a drinking establishment
-my couch
-my bedroom floor
Please advise!
Signature: Resident of the City of Buggerly Love

Smooth Spider Beetle

Dear Resident,
As much as we are amused that you may have picked up this Smooth Spider Beetle,
Gibbium aequinoctiale, in a drinking establishment, we would put money on your couch or your bedroom floor.  Spider Beetles are known to infest stored foods in the pantry, and you may want to check any food that has been unused for past the expiration date to see if it is contaminated.  The BugGuide may have additional useful information for you.

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