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Smashed insect [a: not a bed bug]

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  1. harig

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Wed Sep 13 2017 17:28:16
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    Hi,

    I would really appreciate the advice of this community with the below.

    Recently I started finding small allergic bumps on my skin similar to bb bites. I have searched my bedroom and found a 10+ carpet beetle larvae. I hoovered, and cleaned and treated the affected rooms and the bites have reduced somewhat since then.

    Today I was sitting on my bed (completely awake), and felt an insect crawling on my chest, and I immediately smashed it without looking at it.

    I could not accurately identify what it was based on the remains, although some red blood-like residue remained on my fingers.

    I have attached an image of the parts that I have managed to save. I seem to recognise some transparent parts that could be wings which would rule out the bb potential but the reddish colour of the body and the dried blood-like substance don't let me put my mind at ease.

    Thank you for your help in advance.

    https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipPW1eL8EqBuWVDMdIKqYMKh21IMZ8_dyLzVXjVmAg7WI7MUdDQ9k0mSEo5GQDaIgg?key=Sm1RT2VmN3lkRTdPZHFMb2dwWUltbWs0MDV6UzFB

  2. bed-bugscouk

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Thu Sep 14 2017 6:05:49
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    Hi,

    Its too out of focus but with what appear to be wings you can rule out bed bugs. The head outline is also incorrect.

    Hope that helps.

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Thu Sep 14 2017 6:56:55
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    Thank you David for your swift response.

    Unfortunately what looks like a head on the picture could just be a broken piece of the abdomen. Could the translucent membraneous parts be anything from inside a bb?

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Thu Sep 14 2017 9:17:12
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    Hi,

    Parts of what appears to be in the image cant technically come from a bed bug, out of focus or not.

    Sorry I cant be more specific as to what it is, a better image would help.

    David

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Thu Sep 14 2017 9:27:45
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    It's too out of focus to tell you much of anything except it's not a bed bug. Zooming in just makes it worse. Get closer to the insect. Put it on lined paper so the autofocus can work.

    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.

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