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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, insects that bite and sting, 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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Ph.D. in Entomology

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2017-04-21 What is this bug?!?:

Krista,    I can't see much detail in the photo but from your description (and what I can see) I think this is a wheel bug, see http://bygl.osu.edu/node/551. All of the insects in this group are called

2017-04-15 Bug found crawling on bed ID please:

Sandy,    This is a carpet beetle, see http://www.livingwithbugs.com/carpet_beetle.html. Carpet beetles do not bite. Bites on the lower legs and ankles usually are caused by fleas, see http://www.livingwithbugs

2017-03-30 What is this?:

Taylor,    I can't see much detail in the photo but from your description it sounds like a thrips, see http://www.livingwithbugs.com/thrips.html. These tiny insects feed on plants but sometimes bite people

2017-03-15 light absorbtion/reflectivity of mosquitoes:

Jon,    Interesting question. Flying mosquitoes WOULD be warmer than the surrounding air since their flight muscles are warmer. At rest they would be only slightly above ambient temps. The exoskeleton

2017-02-16 Found in Mattress seams:

Dalia,    This is not from bed bugs but I can't see enough detail to tell what it is beyond that. Given the number you describe I'd guess some kind of seed or perhaps even pollen. Is this near a window


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