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Hello, I saw this insect in my sink this morning, It is very tiny, but i noticed the legs and took a pic not knowing what it was. Can you please help? dont think its a bed bug, or roach?

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Shade,

This is called a spider beetle, see http://livingwithbugs.blogspot.com/2012/11/tiny-shiny-reddish-brown-beetles-spid for a close-up and info. They are harmless but occasionally infest stored food. More common in older buildings.

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Jack DeAngelis

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I can answer questions in any area of entomology (study of insects, spiders, mites, ticks, and other terrestrial arthropods). Contact me about home and garden insects such as aphids and spider mites, insects that bite and sting such as ticks and wasps, and insects that damage homes such as carpenter ants and termites.

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20 years as university extension entomologist, now retired; currently publish a website about home and garden insects.

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see www.livingwithbugs.com/resume.html Fine Gardening magazine

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Ph.D. in Entomology (the study of insects)

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