This is a ten-lined June beetle, Polyphylla decemlineata (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Have never seen one with this colouring before. Keep pantry and kitchen areas clean after cooking. It was on one of my outdoor plants. Weevils are one of the hardest stored product pests to control and one of the easiest to identify due to their distinct snout, as well as the iconic damage they cause to grain. This is a western conifer seed bug, Leptoglossus occidentalis (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Coreidae). Number 7003. Due to the large number of plaster beetle species that exist, the insects may vary in shape and other physical characteristics, such as the features of their antennae. Just out of the blue we found thousands of these bugs all over or front walkway, porch, planting areas and around the perimeter of our property. 6963. There are a few tropical species in the genus Paederus that exude a fluid that can cause skin/eye irritation. Click here for more detailed information. My friend and I are bickering because she thinks it’s a tick., Pantry beetles are commonly called grain beetles or flour beetles. Number 6971. Number 6980. They are only about 1/2″ – 5/8″ long. Signs of infestation then begin to appear as the plaster beetles leave their moisture-laden habitats and congregate near lights or window sills. 6960. Other names for these pests include rice weevil, sawtoothed grain beetle, red flour beetle, drugstore beetle, and cigarette beetle. If re-treatment is required, we'll provide immediate services at no extra cost. Canada. Thank you for your help. Looks like they hatch from the soil?? Number 7003. They swarm by the 1000’s over my lawn, in cedar shrubs, and higher into lower branches of my beech trees. Is commonly present on our old deck. There are many species of Grain Beetles, but the most common one is the Sawtooth Grain Beetle. Before you can treat for Grain Beetles, you need to make sure you’re dealing with Grain Beetles and not some other pest. When the adult weevil emerges from the kernel interior, a hollow kernel remains. Maple Ridge, BC. Ideal habitats for plaster beetles in the home include damp areas such as bathrooms, basements, and crawlspaces. Unlike rice weevils, these outdoor-based insects feed on plant roots and vines, and take temporary shelter indoors from harsh weather conditions, especially in the summer. Number 6967. Canada. The main characteristic of the adult beetle is the modification of the anterior wings, the elytra, into a stiff cover that protects the membranous posterior wings (if present) and the abdomen when the beetle is at rest. Learn how to prevent stored grain insects from affecting your corn storage. This is a larva of a beetle in the family Dermestidae (hide/skin/carpet/larder beetles and allies), likely that of a larder beetle Dermestes lardarius; Click here for a fact sheet with detailed information. Number 6976. Number 6961. 6964. This process makes control of immature weevils very difficult. Hi, we have a few of these in our house and they creep us out – they look a little bit fuzzy and they crawl around. 6981. Appreciate any help. Weevils or broad-nosed weevils are another variety of common black beetle pests in the home. This is a small ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae). They appeared about 3 years ago and seem to be getting worse each year. Indian Meal Moth Canada. Found in an apartment stairwell. These appear to be caddisflies (order Trichoptera). Every night since April, they have been inside the house and annoying us. Number 6978. This is a broad-nosed/short-snouted weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; subfamily Entiminae). These are young nymphs of a squash bug, Anasa tristis (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Coreidae). About 2 to 3 mm in length. The Indian meal moth can be spotted flying near the grain bin, by their larvae climbing up walls inside bins or by the dense webbing left on food fragments by larvae. Barrie, ON. This is a leaf beetle, Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae; it looks like a viburnum leaf beetle (Pyrrhalta viburni), see for images. Gatineau Quebec. At first we thought they were ants. Canada. These can cause damage to lawns/turf; Canada. My bedroom has been exterminated for bed bugs. Number 6982. Sault Ste Marie, ON. This creature was on the table on our deck at about 0730am did not and has not moved.? This is a larva of a moth in the family Geometridae. I thought this was a stick until I grabbed it, about 2.5 inches long. Number 6970. 7001. This appears to be a nymph of a hairy chinch bug, Blissus leucopterus hirtus (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Blissidae) – Click here for details. 6961. Surrey, British Columbia. Lesser grain borers are known for how destructive they can be, leaving piles of grain dust behind them as well as a sweet musty odor in grain. Carpet beetles do not bite, carry diseases or damage the structure of the home. © 2020 Central Life Sciences, Fight Stored Grain Insects with an Integrated Pest Management Program,,, Know the Enemy: Stored Grain Insect Identification. Number 6984. Have a head, thorax, and abdomen 5. These look like tiny bees. Due to the large number of species, the physical appearance of these beetles can vary greatly. Once an infestation has been discovered, dispose of all grain products that are not stored in airtight containers. These are caterpillars of the white-marked tussock moth, Orgyia leucostigma (Lepidoptera: Erebidae). Kanata, ON. Canada. Canada. Tisdale, Saskatchewan. Click here for more detailed information. 6969. This is an adult hairy chinch bug, Blissus leucopterus hirtus (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Blissidae), a common lawn/turf pest –, Canada. Some leafs only have their skeleton left. Trenton, Ontario. 6999. Known as the rough Osmoderma, their larvae live on and in rotting wood; they are completely harmless. These weevils often enter buildings in search of shelter, but do no harm there. Was hoping someone can tell me what they are. Rusty grain beetle (Cryptolestes ferrugineus). Canada. This is Osmoderma scabra (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). The lily beetle is a red small beetle with black legs and antennae. Adults are able to climb glass walls of jars, unlike Cryptolestes spp., Other photo id pages. Number 6972. Hi can you please help me identify this beetle? To enlarge a photo below, click on it, then click on the larger image again. Number 6975. Protect your stored grains from costly insect infestations with an integrated pest management (IPM) strategy featuring our Bug Free Grains lineup of products. Calgary, Alberta. Number 6997. Larvae are worm-like, white, and have 2 brown projections on the tail end. Red Flour Beetle It may be one of the predatory species in the genus Podisus (soldier bugs). I suspect that it is an unusual colour morph of an otherwise common species. Sunderland, Ontario. The Indian meal moth is a small brownish moth featuring a distinct reddish-brown with copper luster on the outer portion of the forewing. If your expectations are not met, we guarantee a full refund of your service payment. Considerably small, plaster beetles only measure about 1 or 2 mm in length and are difficult to spot in dark places with their brown colouration.