We've had those at our museum as well! I believe those are Ground Beetles. From what I was told, they wander in with visitors, and shouldn't cause any alarm. They don't feast on collections items like other beetles.
Megan Jablonski Collections Manager Puget Sound Navy Museum Naval History & Heritage Command 251 1st Street Bremerton, WA 98337 p. (360) 627-2288 f. (360) 627-2273 www.PugetSoundNavyMuseum.org www.history.navy.mil/PSNM www.facebook.com/pugetsoundnavymuseum FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY - PRIVACY SENSITIVE: ANY MISUSE OR UNAUTHORIZED DISCLOSURE MAY RESULT IN BOTH CIVIL AND CRIMINAL PENALTIES. -----Original Message----- From: pestlist-ow...@museumpests.net [mailto:pestlist-ow...@museumpests.net] On Behalf Of Nezka Pfeifer Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 11:29 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: [Non-DoD Source] [pestlist] beetle ID? Hello all, My curatorial assistant found these three similar beetles in one of our insect traps today (a public gallery with a wide variety of items on display (taxidermy specimens, wooden sculpture, ceramics, furniture, lithic material, most of which are displayed on wooden pedestals). They are 5 mm in length and the one on the right is actually a brown color, rather than black. We typically get spiders and mites and centipedes caught in the traps in this particular gallery so we're concerned about these as we don't know what they are. They appeared within the last 10 days. Please advise at your convenience and thank you for your help. Cordially, Nezka Nezka Pfeifer Curator The Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art 1901 Mulberry Street Scranton, PA 18510-2390 p: 570.346.7186 ext. 512 f: 570.346.0652 www.everhart-museum.org <http://www.everhart-museum.org/> Follow the breadcrumbs to the Everhart Museum and explore the symbols and archetypes found in fairy tales in Wolves, Magic Mirrors & Spinning Wheels: The Anatomy of Fairy Tales. Be inspired by artworks illustrating new fairy tales in our Community Art at the Everhart: Fairy Tale Remix exhibit in Gallery ONE. All exhibits on view July 15 - December 31, 2016. Want to always be in the know about happenings at the Everhart? Become our friend on Facebook <https://www.facebook.com/pages/Everhart-Museum-of-Natural-History-Science-Art/57064683336?ref=ts> and follow on Twitter @everhartmuseum <https://twitter.com/#!/everhartmuseum> and Instagram @everhartmuseum <https://instagram.com/everhartmuseum/> . Be sure to designate the Everhart Museum as your charity of choice and raise money for the Everhart by shopping at Amazon via AmazonSmile <http://smile.amazon.com/?tag=abba-smile-us-20&version=1.0> .
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