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bed bug or carpet beetle [a: carpet beetle larval shed akins]

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  1. jennm1317

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    I found these in my car, are these from bed bugs or carpet beetles? I have seen a few black beetles in my car before..

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    jennm1317 - 4 minutes ago  » 
    I found these in my car, are these from bed bugs or carpet beetles? I have seen a few black beetles in my car before..

    Carpet beetle larval shed skins but compare to bed bug shed skins. Very different.
    3 shed skins of 5th instar bed bug nymphs by louento.pix, on Flickr

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    I have seen small black beetles, thinking it could be from them?

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    jennm1317 - 4 minutes ago  » 
    I found these in my car, are these from bed bugs or carpet beetles? I have seen a few black beetles in my car before..

    Carpet beetle larval shed skins but compare to bed bug shed skins. Very different.
    3 shed skins of 5th instar bed bug nymphs by louento.pix, on Flickr

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    I have found small black beetles in my car, not sure if carpet beetle but it for sure was a beetle. Could this be from them?

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    Can anyone help me identify what these could be? Found in car, I’ve also seen a couple black beetles (not sure if carpet beetles tho). Could it be larvae from the beetles?

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    Lou already ID'd these for you. They are carpet beetle larval skins, very common. Lou is an expert here, a very well known entomologist. His ID can be trusted. Some carpet beetles are black or very dark brown.

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    That’s what I thought it was but my husband said it looked like bed bug skin from nymphs so I got a little worried (more like really worried)

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    Yup, def carpet beetles. Bed bugs in cars, though it can happen, seems to be pretty rare and mostly just in cases of high-level home infestation or lots of long haul travel, as I recall from a post a while back.


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