Need help identifying this bug

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Old 06-17-20, 11:44 PM
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Need help identifying this bug

Hello,
I've been seeing a lot of those small bugs on my basement's floor and was wondering what they were. I'm in Canada. Thanks!


 
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Old 06-18-20, 05:47 AM
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Hard to tell when the head and thorax arent pictured very well. Could be a type of click beetle. Roll one over or pick it up and see if it makes a clicking noise.
 
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Ok I tried taking some more pictures but the bugs are very small so it's kind of hard.




 
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Old 06-18-20, 08:50 PM
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If you find a live one flip it upside down and see if it clicks or snaps in an attempt to right itself.
 
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Hmm I tried flipping a couple but they just get squashed in the process XD
They're too small to do anything. But it seems like they can jump.
 
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Could they be micro or small crickets?
 
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Old 06-18-20, 09:30 PM
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They dont look like crickets to me. Put one on a piece of white paper and get it up into the sunlight where there are no shadows on or around it.
 
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I thought maybe springtails or thrips, but they don't quite match the images I see on line. Sometimes the same insect looks differently in different geographic regions though. It resembles the click beetles as well but apparently that's not it. At the least, I'm feel certain it's a type of beetle, not a wood destroying beetle. Probably simply what we call "occasional invader".
 
 

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