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Reddish brown bug
Reddish brown bug  

Small reddish brown bug
Small reddish brown bu  
We recently built a new house about a year ago on old farm field I came across a few of these bugs in my bathroom after showering, found one on my sons mattress, Found a few in the bathtub later that same day, and found two this morning crawling by the front door on the floor.  I live in Minnesota! I Have never seen these before however, I have now found approximately 15 in two days. I have a picture of a few attached. I hope you're able to help and thank you for your time !

Hi M
It is difficult to be sure because I cannot see much detail but this looks very much like a Hairy Fungus Beetle (Genus Typhaea) You would find them around farms and fields where they feed on grains. They will however invade a house. Check your cupboards and any dried foods you may have stored. On the other hand these may just be  transients.
Let me know if you find more.

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Walter Hintz


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