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Does Anybody Know What Kind of Bug This Is?

A bug on a white background.What type of bug is this? Does anybody know?

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October 16, 20210 found this helpful
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This is Tumbling flower beetle, common name Tumbling flower beetle, scientific name Mordella sp. It could have flown into the house (they fly very well), or maybe come indoors on cut flowers or some other object.
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Tumbling flower beetles are distinguished by their wedge shape and the fact their elytra (hard wings) do not cover the abdomen. The abdomen is pointed at the end, as well.
They are called "tumbling" because the adults have an odd behavior of awkwardly jumping away from predators that leads them to tumble.

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The "flower" part comes from the fact the adults are often seen at flowers feeding on nectar.

Adults apparently feed on pollen of many flowers. They are often found on umbelliferous flowers and composites and can be abundant in some circumstances. Tumbling Flower Beetles are found on flowers, foliage, dead trees, and logs.

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October 15, 20210 found this helpful

This is some kind of beetle. Bugs are attracted to food, moisture and warmth. Try to eliminate the food and moisture and you will get rid of most of the bugs.

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October 16, 20210 found this helpful

Tumbling flower beetle

These beetles are not known to be a pest although the larvae show up in sunflowers. Humans typically try to get rid of the Tumbling Flower Beetles, like many insects, they are assumed to be pests although research shows that they have no effect on their plants.

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Tumbling Flower Beetles have no effect on humans.

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