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Found in Kansas City MO
Been seeing this bug all over my room randomly, spawns randomly. Once I was clearing my bed and saw a couple of them which seems to have died due to heat.
Is it harmful?
It did the mantis-type threat pose where it was waving its front arms around. As far as I could tell, it couldn't fly and moved pretty slowly. Mostly black with maybe some gray on its large abdomen, small head with what looked like a proboscis. Have a few other shots of it if needed. Powerade bottle for scale.
I'm staying in southern France and these little flyers are common. My main concern is do they bite? I have bites which are probably mosquitoes but it would be good to know. 1-2 MMS long.
They seem to live where dust or food is. In food cupboards, or at the back of my work desk where its dusty, they are so small and seemingly harmless, and we are moving out soonish, so I don't bother them unless they are in my personal space then I get rid of them. But today I found 9 on my desk.
What is it?
Are they dangerous?
What do I do? DIY solutions only please :)
Any help on this would be appreciated as this might be the start of their mating season!
They are in Wales, UK. For reference the coin is 18mm or 1.8cm
I am in Southeast Texas I initially thought it was an infant roach but it had a cool pattern and for some reason refuses to go into dark areas so my curiosity brought me here.
I initially thought it was an infant roach but it had a cool pattern and for some reason refuses to go into dark areas so my curiosity peaked.
I tried google but couldn't find any similar with the white spotty things
found this old vid of when i thought every small 8 legged creature was a sweet baby spider lmfao i’m guessing tick or mite?
he looks like a ladybug larvae but pink and yellow. about the size of a fingernail, found in the UK. if you can id the spider too that would be pretty cool lol, thanks!
Are these bed bugs? We can’t tell.