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 such as aphids and spider mites, insects that bite and sting such as ticks and wasps, and insects that damage homes such as carpenter ants and termites.
20 years as university extension entomologist, now retired; currently publish a website about home and garden insects.
see www.livingwithbugs.com/resume.html Fine Gardening magazine
Ph.D. in Entomology (the study of insects)
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Lim, Yes, these do look like psocids or booklice. The one in Photo 1 appears to have wings (some do some don't) which is why it looks a little different than the earlier photos. These insects are sometimes
Jx, This is called a psocid and they are associated with damp/moldy conditions. They are otherwise harmless but you should make sure that the apartment is as dry as possible. No treatment is needed
Josh, This is a beetle but I can't see enough detail to tell whether or not this is one that occurs indoors as a pest or one that has just entered from outside. Check around areas where food is stored
The enlargement is still too blurry to see much detail so the id is the same, drugstore or cigarette beetle, or a species close to this. Exact species id is probably not needed since the treatment (locate
Carol, This is a beetle but the image is so small I can't see enough detail to id further. However, my guess is they are one of the beetles that infest dry foods, including dry pet foods, such as the