(Maryville Tennessee ) I found a cm long (maybe smaller) bug inside my shoe, it had a head that looked like and sorta, and Black and Tan stripped wings. I found it after playing outside when I took my shoe off. Thank you in advance.
Your insect is a Colorado potato beetle. These beetles are known to be pests, because they eat potato plant leaves. They do also eat leaves of plants related to potatoes like nightshade, eggplant, ground cherry, horse-nettle, tobacco, and sometimes tomatoes.
This insect was first found in Colorado in the early 1800’s. Once settlers brought potatoes to North America, it started eating them rather than the native buffalo-bur. And then started spreading to most potato growing areas of North America. Unfortunately it was also spread to Europe.
There are several natural enemies that help keep this beetle under control in the garden. These include the green lacewing, predatory stink bugs, and a tachinid fly. If your garden have lots of damage, you and your parents can try to control them by picking off the beetles, eggs, and larvae dropping them in warm soapy water.
If the garden has a bad infestation, then treatments using rotenone with or without pyrethrum (added for faster knockdown), or neem can be applied. (Be sure your folks follow the label instructions for your area).
These beetles are not known to bite.
Were you out in the the potato patch of the garden before you found it in your shoe?