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Aug 18, 2011 10:32 AM

What the heck is this?

I have been finding these little bugs knocking about the house for a while now. I'm hoping they aren't some wood boring thing but have a funny feeling they might be :( I have had a look at pictures of common wood boring insects but none seem to have the spikey back this one has. Please can someone help? Thankyou
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    Aug 18, 2011 1:41 PM (in response to Katrine)
    Re: What the heck is this?

    hi. i think there just house wevils that u get in the summer but im no expert. i had one on my bed, and wasnt doing

    anything apart from just sitting there, so it souldnt be a problem:-) p.s. u have a very good camera what type?o_0 wow

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    Aug 18, 2011 5:42 PM (in response to Katrine)
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    It is indeed a weevil - Sitona hispidulus, a relatively common species.
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        Aug 20, 2011 7:33 AM (in response to Katrine)
        Re: What the heck is this?
        I think it would be very unusual to find them infesting something in the house.  Sitona weevils are plant-eaters (indeed all weevils eat some part of plants, be it root, stem, seeds, leaf or trunk).  I suspect that they are getting in from a nearby outside plant or garden area.  Many weevils can fly so they might get in if you leave a window open.  Alternatvely they might be present in your houseplants, if you have any.  They aren't wood-borers, so you needn't worry about your roof falling in!
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    Aug 19, 2011 10:23 PM (in response to Katrine)
    Re: What the heck is this?
    looks like prison numbers but it probably isn't
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