Entomology (Study of Bugs)/weevil bugs


I have weevil bugs but mine are brown in the head region and a white pattern on the lower half and I'm confused because there in my bathroom and a few in my kitchen I don't have flour and never bought flour and I store all food in Ziploc bags or jars so I don't get why I have them in my bathroom.


Without seeing at least a respectable image of the insect in question, I cannot even confirm if they are weevils, or even beetles.  I actually am suspecting a true bug of some kind based on your description.

Please feel free to attach an image with a follow-up question.  Otherwise, take intact specimens to a local entomologist at a university, natural history museum, state department of agriculture office, or even the public health department (vector control division will have at least one staff entomologist).  He or she can then put the critter under a microscope if necessary to determine exactly what you have.

Good luck.


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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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