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Bed bug or beetle [a: beetle]

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  1. ffffffuuuuuuuuu55

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    What is a way I can differentiate from a small beetle or a bed bug nymph? when I zoom on the pic I took it doesn't look like pictures of obvious bed bugs. It's more skinny than oval. So that makes me think it's a nymph, but it's ALL brown. I will add the pic I took later

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    ffffffuuuuuuuuu55 - 3 hours ago  » 
    What is a way I can differentiate from a small beetle or a bed bug nymph? when I zoom on the pic I took it doesn't look like pictures of obvious bed bugs. It's more skinny than oval. So that makes me think it's a nymph, but it's ALL brown. I will add the pic I took later

    Just post the picture and we'll be able to explain the anatomy. Set phone/camera to highest resolution and largest picture size and get close so you can get an in focus magnified picture. Try for both dorsal and ventral views if possible.

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    Has wings --> beetle

    There are a lot of pictures of bed bug nymphs in the internet. If you compare those with your pictures the difference should be clear. They look like smaller versions of adults, but are lighter in color and more translucent.


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