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I came across a bunch of these tiny ball-pen-sized insects that (to me) look like they belong to the beetle family. They are all dead but I do remember seeing it once flying in my apartment. They are as small as fruit flies.

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    $\begingroup$ I think you're right that it's a beetle, but the picture quality (which I realize you may not be able to improve) will likely forbid anyone going any deeper than that. $\endgroup$ – Arthur J Frost Feb 11 at 2:54
  • $\begingroup$ @user please put more effort into your posts regarding grammar, capitalization, and spelling. This is a site intended for professionals, not yahoo answers. They will get downvoted. Regarding your question: I agree with Arther -- looks like a beetle, but the photo quality makes an informed ID rather difficult $\endgroup$ – theforestecologist Feb 11 at 5:18
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    $\begingroup$ "This is a site intended for professionals..." Has Stack Exchange implemented a new policy recently? This site is not "intended" for any specific, named group of people. The site is open to everyone, and strives to be open and welcoming to all, especially new contributors. $\endgroup$ – uhoh Feb 11 at 6:13
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    $\begingroup$ @uhoh it is intended for a specific group. From our tour page: "Biology Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for biology researchers, academics, and students". Of course, anyone is welcome to use this site & we strive to make that experience helpful as much as we can. However, we do have standards (see here & here), & posters are expected to meet those standards.Voting/commenting are our tools for promoting adherence. $\endgroup$ – theforestecologist Feb 11 at 20:38
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    $\begingroup$ @uhoh professional in regards to conduct and style, not in regards to level of expertise. In other words, I was referring to professionalism $\endgroup$ – theforestecologist Feb 11 at 23:16

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