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Jeff Hahn, University of Minnesota Extension


Ken Gray Collection, Oregon State University

Description: 1/4 - 1/2 inch long.

Where/When: Found indoors in cool, damp, dark places throughout the year. Often associated with basements, but can be found in many rooms in homes.

Significance: Mostly a nuisance. They may damage paper.

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