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Old 09-06-2011, 02:18 PM   #1
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I opened up a bag of Hawaiian king bread and found 2 of these bugs running around. I have no idea what they are. Can anyone identify them? It's a small bug longer than it is wide, black with a tan stripe that runs across the body. Hope I'm attaching these correctly. Sorry for the quality, had to use my husband's ipod.




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Old 09-06-2011, 02:25 PM   #2
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Larder Beetle

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Thank you so much for replying so quickly! I was googling beetle with brown stripe and finding nothing. Googled the larder beetle and there it was Thanks again!
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Well done Fabrk8r! Larder beetles are very hardy. They will live in the salt box of taxidermy and tannery shops, a very hostile environment for insects.
They will live in the ends of wood strips in between the grain, often being confused as a wood-destroying beetle because of this.
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You're welcome shamricked and thanks PAbugman. The only reason I knew what it was is because I have seen a few of them in my own house through the years. My house was built in 1908 and I have the feeling there has been a small population of Larder Beetles living here for decades if not a century.

They don't concern me much because they are not destructive and keep to themselves.
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