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Sep 7, 2010 11:20 AM

Beetles found house - help identifying please

Hi.  Please could you give me some help identifying this beetle.  I find a few now and then dead and alive on the window sills  and sometimes on the walls upstairs and downstairs in my house.  I live in Newcastle upon Tyne.  I'm a bit worried it might be woodworm beetles, although I've had a good look in the roof, down the back of a skirting board that's popped off and under the floor of one of the bedrooms upstairs when we were decorating, and under the stairs and found no signs of woodworm holes.  I don't think it's from any of the furniture as we moved house last October and I don't remember seeing them at our old flat.


It's about 3-4 mm long I think and dark brown.  They are quite easy to catch as they don't seem to make any effort to fly away - I've never seen any flying.  I've attached some pictures, although they are all pretty small.  The pen marks are 5mm apart.


Thanks for your help,

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