Insect Identity ? Do you know?

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by PhotoByMark, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. Hi there.

    Past couple of weeks we have been invaded by these little dudes. They are about 1-2 mm in length and can fly. They seem to be more in our office than any other place. At first I thought they were harmless but after they land on you they will bite. If they will stay outside they can live a happy life but now that they are inside it is time to fight back.

    I am curious to know the identity of this small insect.

    If it helps I am in central Texas.

    Any ideas?

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  2. Mark, that's a Marsh Beetle (family Scirtidae), genus Cyphon.
    I have no idea how many species of this genus occur in N-America, but from the European species I know that they are not always easy to identify.
    The larvae are aquatic.

    Cheers
     
  3. Harry, Thanks!