Entomology (Study of Bugs)/mystery bug


Trying to identify this bug found in my house.  Found 3 or 4 over the last couple days.  Could this be a tick? Looks like it has 3 sets of legs and two antenna.


Thanks for including the image with your question, but it lacks much detail.

It would appear that this is a weevil of some kind (beetle family Curculionidae).

Weevils pose no threat to people, pets, or property.  This also appears to be an "outdoor" species that has simply wandered indoors.


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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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