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  1. SleeplessinSF

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    SleeplessinSF - 3 hours ago  » 
    https://imgur.com/a/5n81m

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    Thank goodness!

    Any idea what they are?

    Thanks!

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    SleeplessinSF - 1 minute ago  » </cit00e>
    Any idea what they are?

    It's an "out of focus".

    David

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    Thank goodness!

    Any idea what they are?

    Thanks!

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    I don't understand. The picture is out of focus? I can send another.

    Thanks!

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    SleeplessinSF - 58 minutes ago  » 
    The picture is out of focus? I can send another.

    Yes, its out of focus. If you look at the example images you will see clarity of focus is more important than being close to the object.

    If you post some clearer ones with maybe a little context (suggestions below):

    • Please can someone have a look at this sample I found in <insert location found>

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    Sometimes pictures look great, but when zoomed in, the clarity leaves and everything is blurry. If you stay too far away from the object, zooming in just gives you an unfocused mess.

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    Hi David,

    I think these pics are more clear than what the previous.

    I really appreciate your help!

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    Hi,

    Much clearer, its a beetle larva for sure, Lou may be able to suggest the species from the new images but its worth reading some of the information already posted about carpet beetles as it may cover your issue.

    Hope that helps.

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    I think it's a dried up carpet beetle larva that has had the setae brushed off. Looks like a species of Anthrenus because of outline.

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    Thanks David & Loubugs


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