Hi, I was wondering if anyone could help me identify this particular bug found on a wooden toy I recently purchased. Is it a UK bug or Chinese? And is it safe? It is 1-1.5mm long and appears to be a beetle and all appeared to be dead?
It's a latridiid beetle (Coleoptera: Latridiidae) - aka Plaster beetles. Adults feed on minute fungal spores and are usually found in conditions that are damp. They are a fairly frequent contaminant in shipped goods where the boards on the floor of the shipping container are infested with these beetles. They are not harmful in any way - won't eat your carpets or floorboards etc. Doesn't look dissimilar to Eufallia sp.