Entomology (Study of Bugs)/South Carolina Bugs


Back door bugs
Back door bugs  
I have the bugs in the photo hatching on my back door. I thought they were harmless weevils of some kimd but friends are alarmimg me they're some kind of dangerous spider. I live in South Carolina. Can you identify them? They've been there since Saturday, move apart then regroup. I expected them to fly away but now worry they may crawl into and infest the house.


Hi Ariel
I cannot identify these from this photo but they appear to some species of immature beetle or true bugs that have just hatched. They are not dangerous spiders. They are harmless I noticed something like insect eggs to the upper right of you photo. These could also be ready to hatch.
I would just brush them off the door or hose them off.  

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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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