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Not a bed bug but what is this? [a: spider beetle]

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  1. bedbugsbugme

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    Posted 3 months ago
    Wed Mar 15 2017 22:36:39
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    We have these little guys in the bathroom and kitchen . They usually come out in the spring but this year they're early. Found this one inside the tub trying to crawl out. What the heck is it?

    I'm not an expert. Just sharing what I learned from my experience.
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    Posted 3 months ago
    Thu Mar 16 2017 14:12:17
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    Too bad you couldn't get closer to take a picture so the beetle would be enlarged. It looks like a species of spider beetle (family Ptinidae).

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    Posted 3 months ago
    Thu Mar 16 2017 17:09:13
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    I tried so hard but it just got blurry. Darn my camera on my phone. Thanks though. Maybe if I find my good camera Ill brimg this tread up again.

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    bedbugsbugme - 4 hours ago  » 
    I tried so hard but it just got blurry. Darn my camera on my phone. Thanks though. Maybe if I find my good camera Ill brimg this tread up again.

    Try putting the insect on lined or graph paper to see if that helps with autofocus feature of phone camera.

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    bedbugsbugme - 4 hours ago  » 
    I tried so hard but it just got blurry. Darn my camera on my phone. Thanks though. Maybe if I find my good camera Ill brimg this tread up again.

    Try putting the insect on lined or graph paper to see if that helps with autofocus feature of phone camera.

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    Posted 3 months ago
    Thu Mar 16 2017 23:43:40
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    I already washed it down the drain haha but I'm sure there will be more. There always is

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    Posted 3 months ago
    Fri Mar 17 2017 2:50:26
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    Too bad. Can't get another picture and one that is taken much closer to the insect. I'm guessing as to the size of the body and some other structures. It could turn out to be a small cerambycid beetle. You've seen others exactly like this one at other times?

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    Posted 3 months ago
    Fri Mar 17 2017 3:15:53
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    Yeah they come out in the spring and disappear sometime in late fall early winter. They have little white markings on their lower section. I see them individually in the kitchen, back porch and bathroom mostly inside the tub. I hardly ever see 2 in one spot though I have seen 2 or 3 in the same room, mostly in the kitchen. Ant raid traps seem to keep their numbers down but probably not enough since we still see them.


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