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Bed bug I.D please [a: beetle and larva but may be unrelated; image needed]

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  1. katie12

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    Posted 1 week ago
    Thu Aug 10 2017 8:31:59
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    So went hunting today for any other evidence, found several woolly bears but also this, seems dead but not sure if it's the dreaded bug! Please if anyone can if it for me that would be great

    Thanks
    Katie

    https://m.imgur.com/gallery/WEkQVEP

    https://m.imgur.com/VW39ZTR

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    Thu Aug 10 2017 8:45:45
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    Hi,

    100% not bed bug.

    Appears to be beetle plus beetle larva.

    Monitor for bed bugs as a sensible practice but Occam says take action on beetle larva rather than search for what might not be there.

    Hope that helps.

    David Cain
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    Thu Aug 10 2017 8:52:12
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    Thanks for your quick reply David ! Hopefully now I can move on with the beetles and stop freaking about bugs.

    Kind regards
    Katie

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    Thu Aug 10 2017 9:06:04
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    Hi,

    Beetles are bugs to, LOL, it's OK not to like them though.

    David

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    Thu Aug 10 2017 17:42:37
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    It's possible that the beetle is not the adult of the larva. The beetle is only a ventral view. Is it possible to show a dorsal view of it?

    Professional entomologist/arachnologist. I consult on all matters dealing with insects and arachnids, including those of natural history and biology to pest management and forensic entomology investigations.

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