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Bed bug or something else? [a: longhorn beetle parts]

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  1. TP1688

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    Posted 4 months ago
    Fri Jul 14 2017 0:55:42
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    Hi everyone,

    I recently moved to a new city (and thus new apartment) for school this fall. And, as I was settling into my new bedroom, I noticed this weird bug crawling on the floor next to my bed. At first I never really thought much of it; but soon, after trying to identify it for myself, I ended up making myself paranoid that it was a bed bug. Naturally, then, I decided at this point it would be best to consult you all, as your knowledge far exceeds mine.

    Unfortunately, however, my first reaction was to kill it, as opposed to taking a photo of it. As such, I am extremely sorry that I could not provide you with a more comprehensive/illustrative photo. In any case, I have attached the photos of the bug parts below. Picture 1 shows the bug's body; picture 2 shows its head; and, finally picture 3 shows - at least what I believe - to be a wing of some sort. From what I have read (though, correct me if I am wrong, the wing rules out the possibility that it is a bed bug). However, again, due to the circumstances, I am not 100% certain that it belongs to this particular bug, no less that it is a wing at all.

    Sorry for the rambling, but thank you for your time and any help you may offer. It is very much appreciated!

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    Body by Thomas Palmer, on Flickr

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    Head by Thomas Palmer, on Flickr

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    Wing? by Thomas Palmer, on Flickr

  2. bed-bugscouk

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    Fri Jul 14 2017 7:46:39
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    Hi,

    Nothing bed bug related there.

    Hope that helps.

    David Cain
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    Posted 4 months ago
    Fri Jul 14 2017 8:19:12
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    It's a beetle and I believe a longhorn beetle based on the parts. The picture of body/abdomen is not in focus when zoomed in. Beetle family Cerambycidae.

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  4. TP1688

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    Posted 4 months ago
    Fri Jul 14 2017 13:18:46
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    Great. Thanks a lot David and Lou! I certainly appreciate your help.


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