Tiny black beetles

Asked July 12, 2019, 1:35 PM EDT

We have these tiny, tiny black beetles that are in our trees as well as in the house. Our elm tree leaves were just covered with them. Please help.

Osceola County Michigan

1 Response


Can you send me some photos or specimens of these beetles?

To preserve and protect fragile specimens, it’s always best to submit insects in a small leak proof vial filled with rubbing alcohol or vinegar (the postal service prefers you send them in vinegar). Place the vial in a small zip-lock baggie, then in a small box or mailing tube and mail to

Diagnostic Services
578 Wilson Rd.
East Lansing MI 48824-6469

Be sure to include a note with your contact information including your email address.

You can download one of our submittal forms here:


Here is our location: https://pestid.msu.edu/location/

Regards, Howard