Indoor bug identification

Asked September 27, 2018, 1:29 PM EDT

I found this bug in the house and wonder what it is. I have had a skin problem that looks like bug bites but have not found any source yet so wondering if this is a biting bug. Thank you.

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2 Responses

Good morning,

Nice set of pictures. That is a click beetle. If indoors, this would be an accidental invader. They have chewing mouthparts so they can bite if handled or mashed but are not normally bullies or aggressors. They may feed a little on plants, the larvae are wireworms that typically live in the soil.

Thank you!