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Tiny brown beetle - Cryptophagus

Tiny brown beetle - Cryptophagus
Germantown, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
March 3, 2007
Size: ~2 mm
Tiny brown beetle, ~2 mm long (scale in 2nd photo is in millimeters). Appeared in my basement.

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Tiny brown beetle - Cryptophagus Tiny brown beetle - Cryptophagus

closer . . .
genus Cryptophagus (prominent anteriour edges of pronotum, and angulation in middle of it). May live on mould on wallpaper - but on other rotting stuff as well.

cheers, Boris

Compare. And welcme to bugguide.

The common name for these beetles is Silken Fungus Beetles. They may appear in grains that have already been spoiled by moisture.

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