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Help!  - Gibbium aequinoctiale

Help! - Gibbium aequinoctiale
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
March 10, 2008
This is about the size of the tip of a pen. I keep finding them in my bathroom - no where else. I keep my bathroom very clean. So I am not sure what it is. I just want to make sure that they aren't dangerous. If they're not, then I'll just make sure I dispose of them as I see them.

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Help!  - Gibbium aequinoctiale Help!  - Gibbium aequinoctiale

no danger (Mezium sp., a kind of 'spider beetle')
they're common in homes

 
Thank you!
Thank you, that's exactly what it is!

 
Gibbium?
These beetles seem to persist in old homes and buildings for decades with little evidence of what is sustaining them. I believe these specimens are Gibbium, however, so moving to that page.

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