Entomology (Study of Bugs)/identify bug

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Hello, I have been finding this kind of bug all throughout my house. I would like to know what kind of insect it is and what it's usual habitat is. Thank you.

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Hi Arlene
This looks like one of the pantry pests. I cannot the size here. Are they small? This looks like the Confused Flour Beetle. Don't ask me why they call it that. Clean out you kitchen cupboards an examine all dried foods including flour and any pet foods. If you see any  discard the food and spray the cracks in the cupboards with a pyrethrum based spray

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Walter Hintz

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I can answer any questions about insects and spiders.

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I have taught science for over 57 years. I am presently teaching biology at the college level. I have done extensive graduate work in entomology.

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Momentum Magazine The Ohio Journal of Science

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B.S. In Ed Kent State Unuv M.Sc The Ohio State Univ National Science Foundation Fellowships: Electron Microscopy Univ of California Entomology Kent State Univ

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