Can anyone help identify these tiny bettle like creatures?
They are tiny little things, smaller than a grain of rice and are a burgandy colour and I think fly although we mainly see them crawling around the bathroom and on the walls. We are seeing a few of these tiny things around the house each day and the odd dead one on the carpet. Only noticed them the past few weeks.
Please can you tell us what they are and how we get rid of them?
Thank you for getting back to me.
It was really hard trying to capture a detailed image as the little guy was so small! From looking at an image of an Anobium Punctatum it does look very similar so perhaps this is what these little guys are? Do Anobium Puntatum have tiny wings and fly? As our guys seem to have tiny wings that pop out, very similar to a lady bird but no spots and not as round!
By looking at the enlarged image (the first one, which is the clearest), I think these are Biscuit Beetles Stegobium paniceum. The prothorax, seen from above has an angle that Anobium punctatum doesn't have. It's more flat where in meets the elytra, while S. paniceum has this angle with the point touching the elytra. I'm attaching our info sheet on these beetles, and I hope the images will help you see what I mean. Yes, Biscuit Beetles can fly.
thank you for the helpful information. I think it looks like a biscuit beetle when I compare the images. We will now need to hunt for the source of where these are coming from! We think it perhaps might be dampness under the bath as we see most of them in the bathroom so will check that out as a starting point!