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Please help- what is this? [a: beetle]

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  1. Feelingworried

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    Posted 10 months ago
    Wed Oct 11 2017 15:55:47
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    About 6 weeks ago I got a series of bits in a line. I got a pest control company to come in and they couldn’t find anything in my bedroom but set down some traps. I kept an eye on them for weeks but never saw anything and I never had another bite.

    Until this morning- I woke up with a line of three bites on my side and out of curiosity I checked the traps and there is a bug there. I don’t know how long it’s been there (I’ve not checked them for about 3/4 weeks). It doesn’t look like a bed bug to me but I could be wrong.

    Apologies but this is as clear as I can get...

    https://imgur.com/a/Cyqna

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    Posted 10 months ago
    Wed Oct 11 2017 16:31:03
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    Not much to work with but the antennae are not consistent with those of a bed bug, so it's not a bed bug.

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  3. Feelingworried

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    Posted 10 months ago
    Fri Oct 13 2017 2:42:16
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    Thank you for your response.

    I’ve managed to get a slightly closer photo in the hope that it might help ID what it is or if in fact is a BB...

    https://imgur.com/a/fwnOX

    If it helps, I’m located in Scotland. Thanks!

  4. Mawiwala

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    Posted 10 months ago
    Fri Oct 13 2017 3:21:42
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    Some kind of beetle. Definitely no bed bug.

  5. loubugs

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    Posted 10 months ago
    Fri Oct 13 2017 4:20:19
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    Feelingworried - 1 hour ago  » 
    Thank you for your response.
    I’ve managed to get a slightly closer photo in the hope that it might help ID what it is or if in fact is a BB...
    https://imgur.com/a/fwnOX
    If it helps, I’m located in Scotland. Thanks!

    Possibly a moisture-related beetle or stored product-, mold -related beetle species that would be in various beetle families.

    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.
  6. Feelingworried

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    Posted 10 months ago
    Fri Oct 13 2017 9:20:18
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    Thank you all so much for your input


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