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Subject: Unknown household insect
Location: Winter Park Fl 32792
February 17, 2017 8:35 am
Dear Bugman,
I find this bug in copious numbers on the floor and along the baseboards in my home. They are in multiple, nonapproximateing rooms and are almost always dead. Please identify them for me and tell me what, if any, action I can take to rid my house of this population. Excuse the lack of magnification, this is as close as I can come with my iPad.
Signature: Frederic Bryant

Grain Weevils

Dear Frederic,
These are Grain Weevils, and you need to locate the source of the infestation.  Start with rice in the pantry or that big bag of bird seed you have stored somewhere.  They will also infest bargain bags of pet food.

Mr. Marlos,
Thanks for your prompt reply! I will get right on the case and see if we have any of those items you mentioned lying around loose.  I will also lace the areas with a residual insecticide. Thanks again for your prompt service.
Regards,
Frederic Bryant

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Subject: What is this
Location: Princetown, Victoria
February 4, 2017 6:49 am
Landed on our windscreen will driving through coastal sand dunes !
Signature: Rixy

Wattle Pig Weevil

Dear Rixy,
This is some species of Weevil, a large and diverse group of Beetles.

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Subject: Salted Bugs
Location: Dead Sea, Israel
January 22, 2017 2:02 am
Hi Bug Folks,
Not looking for an identification this time, just sending pictures of an interesting phenomenon.
I was hiking along the Dead Sea coast in the Judean Desert, and came across several insects preserved in salt. I don’t know how long they were there or how they came to be there, but they seem very well preserved.
Enjoy!
Signature: Ben from Israel

Weevil

Dear Ben,
We apologize for taking so long to get back to you, but we had extra work responsibilities in January.  Thanks so much for informing us of this interesting phenomenon.   Salting is a well known food preservation technique, so these “bugs” might be quite old, though we doubt they are actual fossils.

Wasp

True Bug

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Subject: I don’t think it’s a bed bug, but what is it?
Location: Seoul, South Korea
January 25, 2017 7:06 am
I keep finding these little guys around my apartment. Started showing up about two weeks ago once it really started getting cold, though I don’t know if that has anything to do with it. I find one – five of them a day, usually crawling on the wall or floor. I live in a one room apartment in South Korea, so kitchen pantry, bed, and bathroom are all within reach. I generally find the bugs near my computer desk or on the floor near the bed. As far as I can tell from googling around, they don’t look like bedbugs, but I’m starting to wonder if I should be concerned about them as I’m only finding more of them every day now.
Thanks for the help!
Signature: Owen

Grain Weevil

Dear Owen,
This is a Grain Weevil, a cosmopolitan household pest that infests stored grain products including rice, pet foods and bird seed.  Search the pantry and that bargain bag of pet food for possible sources of your infestation.

Amazing! Thank you so much for the quick ID. I’ll purge the pantry ASAP. This website is fantastic!
– Owen

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Subject: Id the bug
Location: Kwa Zulu Natal
January 22, 2017 11:11 pm
Can you Please help and explain what this might be
Signature: Eugene

Weevil

Dear Eugene,
This is a Weevil or Snout Beetle in the family Curculionidae, but we are not certain of the species.  Based on images posted to iSpot, it might be in the genus
 Alcidodes.

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Subject: what bug is this?
Location: north west england
January 18, 2017 4:21 am
hi mr bug man can you help me with what this bug is and how to get rid of them they are in my bathroom and kitchen???
Signature: thenks rebecca

Grain Weevil

Dear Rebecca,
This is a Grain Weevil and there are many species that will infest stored grains and grain products, including rice and bird seed.  We would suggest that you begin by investigating the pantry, or that bargain bag of bird seed or pet food that you are storing to find the source of the infestation.

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