Subject: Weird flying bug wandering aimlessly, crawls fast
Geographic location of the bug: Northwest Michigan
Time: 05:13 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman : Kinda a scary bug. Not sure if it’s a wood eater looking to destroy my house? An earwig? Does it bite or sting? He kept circling me and landing near me and chasing me. Maybe he just had a missing antennae and couldn’t steer
How you want your letter signed: C
Few people would recognize this as a Beetle, because it does not resemble most beetles. This is a Gold and Brown Rove Beetle, Ontholestes cingulatus, which is pictured on BugGuide. According to BugGuide: “Eggs are laid near carrion or fungi; pupate in chambers in soil nearby” It will not harm your home.