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An odd “pest”

Even when not an insect, if an object is small and mysterious, it will often be called a “bug” and end up on the desk of an entomologist.  Such was the case with a specimens I received last week.  They were described by a pest management professional as “tiny bugs” that appeared on the south side of a customer’s house every year.  No mulch or trees or shrubs were reported nearby. I thought at first that these tiny (1.3 mm length) objects might be spores from the artillery… Read More →