Help ID shell casting? [a: dermestid larval shed skin](3 posts)
A few days ago my wife noticed about 15 red, bite-like marks on her leg and lower back. I have not noticed any marks on my own body. We inspected our mattress and box spring and I found a few shell castings (but no obvious fecal matter). I'm not sure if we have bed bugs, carpet beetles or something else.
Can you help ID these castings from my pics? Thanks!
A larval shed skin, not a bed bug nymph shed skin. Dermestid larval shed skins.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.
That's great news -- thanks for the quick reply!
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