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small brown beetle - Lyphia tetraphylla

small brown beetle - Lyphia tetraphylla
Clifton, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
May 26, 2015
???

super! our very first live pic of this beast
the odd angle gave me a hard time recognizing it, tho -- but i'm pretty sure this can't be anything else
it being found in Clifton makes total sense

Moved from ID Request.

 
thanks!
does it travel with humans similar to carpet beetles? why does clifton make sense?

 
Clifton imports a lot of dry foods from the Middle East
...and this teneb is a stored product denizen (not really a pest) of w. Asian origin, as far as i know
so yes, it's spreading via agency of man

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