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I apologize, the add a pic link does not seem to be working.  I have thousands of these small black bugs in my truck.  Can you please tell me what kind they are?

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Thanks!

Phil

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Hi phil
These are beetles and they look like some kind of a dermestid beetle. Identifying them further requires observing mouth parts, antennae and legs. I cannot see these things.These bugs seem out of place in your truck unless you have food in there

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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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