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Bed bug ID ? [a: not a bed bug; beetle]

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  1. Mymomwillloseit

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Tue Apr 14 2015 23:26:05
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    Not sure if pics are embedding here is the links:
    [url=http://flic.kr/p/s8HSat]picture
    [url=http://flic.kr/p/rPs5Gt][/url]

    Found this in my bed. I get hives so unsure about any itchy spots being bites or just allergies. Found no black spots yet.

  2. AbsolutelyFreaking

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Tue Apr 14 2015 23:46:27
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    I don't know exactly what it is (and you will probably need to wait for Lou to tell you) . . .

    But I can tell you it's absolutely NOT a bed bug.

    Go to this thread and look at pics of bed bugs so you can see the difference.

    http://bedbugger.com/forum/topic/suggestion-for-non-pro-ids

  3. Mymomwillloseit

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Wed Apr 15 2015 0:02:00
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    Thank you! Haven't been able to sleep. Been looking at tons of pics of bedbugs but wanted to get feedback just in case or else I'd just keep worrying. It would be nice to know what it is as I am apparently sharing a bed with it! Now I feel itchy all over... But I can deal with whatever it is as long as it's not a bedbug!

  4. P Bello

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Wed Apr 15 2015 0:28:24
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    NOT a bed bug ! ! !

    It appears to be a type of beetle but the photo is a tad too grainy to tell for sure which type.

    If I had to guess, and we really don't have to mind you, it may be a type of grain pest beetle or may be a type of "click beetle".

    pjb

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Wed Apr 15 2015 10:35:35
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    I think it's a silvanid beetle and many of these are stored product pests, but there aren't enough appendages and structures to view to be 100% certain.

    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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