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Subject: Long abdomen shor wings
Location: San Salvador, El Salvador
July 21, 2015 8:05 am
Hello Mr Bugman.
I found this insect flying around in my room.
The noise was loud, and when I caught the insect, small babies were coming out of it.
What’s the name of this insect?
Thank you.
Signature: Erick Rodas

Ship Timber Beetle

Ship Timber Beetle

Dear Erick,
We would have been totally stumped had we not identified a Ship Timber Beetle in the genus
 Atractocerus in the past.  Though the image is too blurry to be certain, we believe what you have mistaken for “small babies” are actually phoretic mites.

Ship Timber Beetle

Ship Timber Beetle

That’s the one! Thank you a lot!
I really appreciate it.. And well, now I know! Thanks!
Erick Rodas.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: San Salvador, El Salvador

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