Bug identification??

Asked August 5, 2019, 1:43 AM EDT

Have woken up with bug bites, look like mosquito bites and don’t appear to be bed bug bites. Just found this guy crawling on my leg. Anybody know what this is? It is very small, maybe 1-2 cm long.

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1 Response

This looks like a powderpost beetle, family Anobiidae. It is not likely that this would bite you, but can be a serious problem attacking wooden items in your home. You may want to search on powderpost beetle factsheets and look for signs of their damage.