My wife just found these bugs crawling all over a box in spare room. There were a bunch of them and they are tiny - almost invisible to the human eye. I can get some detail with my camera however.

Can anyone help me identify this bug?

tiny bug

I'm hoping it's not termites!

  • Doesn't look like a termite. They're mostly white and they hate the light; they'll skitter off and disappear as soon as you expose them.
    – iLikeDirt
    Jun 20, 2015 at 21:32
  • Thanks, that's what I thought, they were happily crawling around a white box in a fairly lit room Jun 20, 2015 at 21:36

2 Answers 2


Tracked down thanks to Ken at BugGuide.

It's a booklouse


Looks like an American Oil Beetle.


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