What kind of Bug is this??


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Old 10-04-05, 03:42 AM
ArcticRSXS
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What kind of Bug is this??

I literally found this bug crawling up my leg. Im from Central Illinois and i found this sucker at about 430am.

The bug post the smashing i gave him:
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(Sorry i dont know how to link the pics properly)

any help as to what it is, what i should do about it if anything, and if there are likely a lot more around.

thanks
 
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Old 10-04-05, 11:41 AM
FM1
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That's a false bombardier beetle, Galerita bicolor (the real bombardier, Brachinus medius, has a brown head, not black). He's not a house pest, only a harmless ground beetle that probably wandered inside. I'm in southern IL and we've got them around here, too.
 
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Old 10-04-05, 12:37 PM
ArcticRSXS
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Thanks for the quick reply.
 
 

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