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Wings present, but hard, shell-like; wings may be very short and form straight line down middle of back, and …

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option 1Pest has pincher-like structures projecting from rear end; insect brown and associated with moist places

option 2Pest does not have pincher-like structures projecting from rear end

EARWIG

earwig
earwig, (1/4-1", 5-25 mm), photo by Gary Alpert, Harvard University, Bugwood.org
For more information, see What's Bugging You: Occasional Invaders

BEETLE

carpet beetle, adult
carpet beetle, (1/16-1/8", 1.8-3.2 mm), adult, photo by Natasha Wright, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Bugwood.org
For more information, see What's Bugging You: Occasional Infesters
 
ladybug
ladybug, (1/32-3/8", 0.8-10 mm), photo by Russ Ottens, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org
 
click beetle
click beetle (1/4-1", 5-25 mm)

 

ground beetle
ground beetle, (1/16-1 3/8", 12-35 mm), photo by Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org
For more information, see What's Bugging You: Occasional Invaders

 

japanese beetle
Japanese beetle, (1/4-1/2", 8-12 mm), photo by USDA ARS Photo Unit, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org
For more information, see Grubs in your lawn? a guide for lawn care professionals and homeowners

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Unless otherwise noted, all photos and illustrations by NYS IPM Staff