Subject: Scary Looking Bug
Geographic location of the bug: Long Island, NY
Time: 12:50 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hello, I’ve seen a few of these in our basement. Any idea what it is? Looks like it can bite…
How you want your letter signed: Grifftuh
This is a harmless Ground Beetle in the genus Scarites. Though the common name of Scarites subterraneus, according to BugGuide, is Big Headed Ground Beetle, the name could apply to the entire genus.
That’s great. Thank you Daniel. I appreciate you getting back to me!