Subject: what kind of bug is this?
Location: reno, nv
December 8, 2014 12:18 pm
I just recently moved in to a new apartment and since the first day I’ve been finding these little bugs. I have no idea what they are. I find them mainly in the living room and by the kitchen and upstairs window. Usually they are dead, or playing dead. I think they can fly by I haven’t seen them do it. But I am really tired of finding them. Is there any way to get rid of them naturally?
Signature: bugged out
Dear bugged out,
This is some species of Leaf Beetle, and we believe the Elm Leaf Beetle, Xanthogaleruca luteola, which is pictured on BugGuide is a close match and distinct possibility. According to BugGuide: “Native to w. Palaearctic(4), adventive and now widespread in N. America (more common in sw US).”