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Another hairy brown click beetle found in the house - Melanotus similis

Another hairy brown click beetle found in the house - Melanotus similis
Balaban house, Skokie, Cook County, Illinois, USA
July 8, 2013
Size: ~12mm
How do these guys get in? Do they come through cracks or are they coming out of the wood furniture :-(?
This one was walking across the top of the desk as we worked on BugGuide. Not very smart!

Moved Tentatively
The specimen is a female, but everything else you've sent me from the same place has been similis, so I think it's a safe bet!

Moved from Melanotus.

Moved
Given your track record probably another similis??? :)

Not sure how they are getting in, most likely they are attracted to outdoor lights (porch light) and getting in that way. Or coming in on clothing if you are out in the woods, etc. These guys are not emerging from wooden furniture nor are they in stored food products.

Moved from Beetles.

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