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this is a bug inside my house. I need help identifying what kind of bug this is for peace of mind. Please help This is a bug inside my house. I need help identifying what kind of bug this is for peace of mind. Please help

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    It's impossible to answer a question like that without knowing where you are. The photo also doesn't give a sense of scale, and size can be an important clue. If you can get photos from other angles that would help as well
    – Chris H
    Jul 22, 2022 at 5:51
  • I don't know what that critter is, but I get a lot of large, weird looking insects in my house too (Northern VA), and I try to evict them by putting a small but wide-mouthed jar over them, sliding a piece of stiff paper under the jar, and then releasing them outside. With a few invasive exceptions, insects do far more to maintain the health of the ecosystems in which they are found, and on which we not-so-indirectly depend, than homo sap does. I know the OMG! factor is real and strong, but we have the intellect to overcome it. I hope someone can identify this bug!
    – ab2
    Jul 22, 2022 at 20:01
  • My "Picture Insect" app says it's a 'Flat wireworm beetle'. The photos appear to match up exactly with your example. bugguide.net/node/view/1400050/bgimage Jul 27, 2022 at 19:31

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