Is this a bed bug cast skin?(7 posts)
No, in my opinion it isn't. Looks more like a old broken chrysalis (beetle or moth)
Thank you. I know the Flickr photos are not great--I would be delighted to email one of our experts my high resolution file(s) as you can see the horizontal stripes better (which are what make me nervous).
Thanks again--I'm pretty stressed out about these lil' monsters and appreciate all of your help.
I've seen the hi-res pic you sent me.
It's not a chrysalis.
It's a crushed piece of an insect's abdomen, but it looks really dried and old.
Can't say for sure if it was a BB when alive or not.
I suppose it wasn't, but I'm really curious to hear other opinions...
Here's a cropped version of your pic:
I don't think it's BB either, it's too transparent compared to the numerous dead samples I have around the office. I would also expect to see some hairs at that resolution which appear to be abscent. I also find that the longer dead they are bedbugs become more matt in texture.
I will try and collect a range of examples during the week and post a PDF.
Same thoughts, thanks David....
I appreciate the time you have taken to help me figure this out. I am grateful.
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