What us this flying bug? It has a hard back and is black with a design on its back

Asked July 8, 2019, 8:54 AM EDT

I have never seen this in my house before They fly and seems like more so come around to die. I've clean all counters with black and sprayed Home Defense. They have a shell but they aren't like a rollie pollie. I dont think they bite. They're mainly in the kitchen but they dont seem to be attacking food, they just land on cords or behind appliances.

Marion County Indiana

1 Response

I honestly cannot tell from these photos. It is a beetle. My guess is that it is a variant of the soybean leaf beetle. I picture showing several of the variants can be found here from Ohio State: https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ENT-23