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Entomology (Study of Bugs)/mystery ash colored beetle like bug


This ash colored bug. Was small like a lady bug. But rounded like a beetle of some sort. I have seen a few outside my home and just recently one inside. I'm not sure if it jumped or flew, I just felt it randomly appear on my stomach while sitting shirtless on the couch. I'm in metro ATL Georgia area. It was mid afternoon like 6ish 7ish each time I've seen the bugs. I'm using my phone and I can't upload a picture now, but I could email you what I have.


An image would definitely help, but I don't accept e-mail attachments from people I don't know. Can you upload to a photo-sharing website or other online site and then offer a link to it?

Offhand, your description fits literally hundreds of possible insects, so I won't speculate irresponsibly.

Thanks for understanding.



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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.

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