Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Insect in my bedroom!

  1. Jan 10, 2007 #1
    Just now, i found a flying bug in my bedroom. The insect was greyish in colour, and when i tried to kill it, it will flap its wing and release some brown spore/powder. Anyone has any idea if the insect a dangerous one? and the brown thingy released too?

    P.S. I killed it by wrapping tissue paper over it and squeeze.......
     
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2007
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 10, 2007 #2

    Danger

    User Avatar
    Gold Member

    I'm afraid that I know nothing of insect life in other parts of the world. Here, I would say that it's a moth from your description. If so, the larvae are dangerous to your wardrobe, but they're otherwise harmless. Your best bet is to ask a local source who is more familiar with the area. Also, you could post a picture of it.
     
  4. Jan 10, 2007 #3
    birds release on taking flight
    it makes them lighter
    so I would supect your moth did too
    nasty but normal brown stuff not dangerus
     
  5. Jan 10, 2007 #4
    I would only start to worry if you get the sudden urge to spin a silk like bundle to sleep in.
     
  6. Jan 11, 2007 #5

    DaveC426913

    User Avatar
    Gold Member

    Perhaps if you drew a rough picture of it?
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?



Similar Discussions: Insect in my bedroom!
  1. Insect in toilet? (Replies: 19)

  2. Insects and spiders (Replies: 30)

Loading...