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What is this?

Observed: 3rd October 2012 By: hurricanesdad

Can anyone tell me what this is we are finding one or two every day in our bedroom. They appear to come through a spotlight and out of loft. I have been in loft and saw a dozen or so dead but no sign of any live bugs.
Any help would be appreciated so we can decide what to do next, not very pleasant little things!

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We had a wasp nest in the roof and the next spring we had quite a few Metoecus paradoxus males appearing at windowsills upstairs having come down through the odd little crack from the loft. Interesting beetles, totally harmless though a little odd looking. Will not persist after the wasp nest dies off.

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Just to say thank you for the reply. We have had a wasp nest in the loft this year and even though my photo was a little blury the ID seems exactly what we are seeing!