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Entomology (Study of Bugs)/tiny round beetle like bugs


DJ wrote at 2011-06-17 16:06:17
I found one of these on my leg this Morning, It seems there some type of parasite. "Flea Beetles" Seemed like a correct answer to me.


booed by bugs wrote at 2011-10-16 18:26:44
I saw this bugs yesterday for the first time . I'm in Atlanta in they landed on my son & I out of now where . I opened my door today in it was covered with them crazy  

Chelle wrote at 2013-06-12 20:14:50
I believe they are harmless. Here's my source:

dels wrote at 2013-07-16 12:02:21
I have a Cherry Tree and these little "lady bug" like beetles are all over it, and at night they attach themselves to our sliding glass door. They "pop" and fly off with the littlest of touches, just creepy. We have never seen these before. We are in Massachusetts.  

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Eric R. Eaton


I answer insect and spider identification questions ONLY. Attach images if possible. No "what bit me?", "what do I feed this bug in captivity?", or science fair project questions please. NO TECHNICAL QUESTIONS ABOUT INSECT PHYSIOLOGY.


Principal author, Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America. Professional entomologist employed previously at University of Massachusetts, Chase Studio, Inc., and Cincinnati Zoo; contract work for West Virginia Department of Natural Resources, Smithsonian Institution, and Portland (Oregon) State University.

Author, Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America, Missouri Conservationist magazine, Ranger Rick, Birds & Blooms, Timeline (journal of the Ohio Historical Society). I have contributed to several books as well.

Oregon State University, undergraduate major in entomology, did not receive degree.

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