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That does indeed look rather like a Carpet Beetle, although I am not a particular expert on beetles. The size, antenna shape and color/pattern are consistent with Carpet Beetle, but would be a little off for the Ladybirds that I am familiar with. As for diet, here's a link [ https://entomology.ca.uky.edu/ef601 ] that might potentially be helpful, but I'm ...


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I don’t believe this is “almost certainly a tick”. It “could” be, but calling it that because you don’t know what else it could be, is NOT helpful. Most of us know what ticks look like. No legs are visible whatsoever in this photo (or mouthparts, though the photo is admittedly blurry). My dog is currently dealing with something that looks very similar, shiny ...


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Not ticks, not carpet beetles and definitely not stink bugs - the body shape is completely wrong, unless the photos are wildly inaccurate, and stink bugs would be significantly bigger. The 'snout' in the first photo does indeed suggest a weevil of some kind, or some related type of snout beetle. I would guess that you have a potted plant of some kind in ...


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Web of Science turns up some 143 papers on 'cicada emergence' across all search fields. There are a dozen or so that focus on the impact of the emergence on various predators, and a variety that focus more on the impact of the emergent biomass on the environment. Lets start with a review article from 1995 by Williams and Simon. Here they state Possibly the ...


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It would be helpful to know where you live. I tend to disagree with @bob1 here. From my knowledge ticks are identifiable for the average person by the visible small legs, in all its stages. Also, unless they are not some very specific type, they don't tend to be this shiny. Again, they don't flock together like this, they can be found in groups only right ...


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