Entomology (Study of Bugs)/Please help id

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This big was found near our sink. Manhattan ny. Thanks

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Nick,

This is called a spider beetle, see http://livingwithbugs.blogspot.com/2012/11/tiny-shiny-reddish-brown-beetles-spid for another picture. Also, if you google "spider beetle" you'll find an excellent bulletin from Penn State Univ.

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Jack DeAngelis

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I can answer questions in any area of entomology (study of insects, spiders, mites, ticks, and other terrestrial arthropods). Contact me about home and garden insects, insects that bite and sting, and insects that damage homes such as carpenter ants and termites.

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20 years as university extension entomologist, now retired; currently publish a website about home and garden insects.

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Ph.D. in Entomology

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