Subject: In my husbands Ear
Location: southern west virginia
November 3, 2012 11:59 pm
This critter was in my husband’s ear. It crawled in while he was sleeping and when he tried to get it out it bit him. Drew blood but no bump or swelling.
Signature: Mrs. R
Dear Mrs. R,
This is a Ground Beetle in the family Carabidae. Ground Beetles are harmless predators that often hunt for prey at night. Perhaps your husband’s ear looked like a likely place to hunt. Ground Beetles do not pose any threat to humans, but their status as predators makes them desirable beneficial insects in the garden.