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Bug found in bed, but has wings- ID please?

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  1. KeepingCalmForNow

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Thu Apr 26 2012 11:38:41
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    Found one live bug this morning on a pillow... best pic I could get was of the underside- the photo shows wings (I think) and its legs pulled in underneath it.

    Is it a bed bug?

    Any help greatly appreciated...

  2. diesel

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Thu Apr 26 2012 11:39:58
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  3. KeepingCalmForNow

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    Thu Apr 26 2012 11:43:19
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    Hmmm, not a techno whizbang over here. Never used tinypic before...try these:

    http://tinypic.com/r/r24xec/6
    http://i47.tinypic.com/r24xec.jpg

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    Thu Apr 26 2012 11:44:52
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    I'm not sure what it is, I'll leave that to the experts, but it is clearly not a bed bug because, as you point out, it has wings.

    -rs1971

  5. KeepingCalmForNow

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    Thu Apr 26 2012 12:00:50
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    oooh, that's encouraging. Thank you!

    Experts? Any thoughts?

  6. loubugs

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    A beetle. Looks like a carpet beetle, something like a black carpet beetle. Adult bed bugs don't have the wing covers (elytra) and membranous hind wings that beetles have! Adult bed bugs have only stubby front wings called wing pads; there are no hind wings. Adult bed bugs are not actually wingless.

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    You people are making my day. Thank You!!!


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