what even is this bug
July 9, 2013 1:05 AM   Subscribe

Tell me what this bug is so I can go to sleep or set about burning down my house.

No AC currently, so between humidity and open windows lots of things are getting in. Immediately before finding this guy I tossed out an oriental cockroach, but those are pretty rampant in my neighborhood and they tend to prefer to live outside, so not as worried about that. But this thing, while I think (and hope) not a cockroach, is so nondescript I cannot successfully google him. Thoughts?
posted by Nomiconic to Science & Nature (5 answers total)
Response by poster: Oh, and he's about 1/2 or 3/4 of an inch long, by the way.
posted by Nomiconic at 1:07 AM on July 9, 2013

Yeah, that is a cockroach.

When I lived in an urban area in the northeast, we'd get a few of them every year around this time.
posted by easy, lucky, free at 1:08 AM on July 9, 2013

Response by poster: I'm fairly certain he's not a roach. His wings are definitely opaque, which the internet tells me is not a cockroach thing. Also they don't fold up on each other but sort of meet in the middle cleanly.
posted by Nomiconic at 1:13 AM on July 9, 2013

Best answer: click beetle. flip him on his back to be sure.
posted by rub scupper cult at 1:19 AM on July 9, 2013 [4 favorites]

Response by poster: Yes! That is him, he is that. He does not even damage corn, apparently and happily.
posted by Nomiconic at 1:23 AM on July 9, 2013 [7 favorites]

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