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Bed Bug ID, please? [a: not bed bug; more images needed for specific ID]

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  1. getlostbedbugs

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Tue Oct 4 2016 8:26:03
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    Good morning all,

    I have one (not great) photo of a shed skin I found on my mattress yesterday. My boyfriend has since tossed it (-_-) so I am not able to take another.

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    Any chance someone can set my mind at ease?

    We've since done a thorough mattress inspection and have not found any other proof.

    Crossing my fingers it's just my bed bug PTSD at work after a nasty battle with them last year...

    Thanks for any help!

  2. jim danca

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Tue Oct 4 2016 9:20:40
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    Not bedbug related.

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  3. loubugs

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Tue Oct 4 2016 12:26:58
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    If you are able to get closer and take a picture (in focus, too), I might be able to offer an ID.

    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.
  4. getlostbedbugs

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Tue Oct 4 2016 12:34:02
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    Sorry, I wish I could take another photo. My boyfriend got rid of it before I could take another photo, so sadly this is the only one I have.

  5. loubugs

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Tue Oct 4 2016 13:40:36
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    Could be another true bug from outdoors - a small species. Could be a denuded carpet beetle larva such as a species of Anthrenus. Can't really be sure of either due to small size of target subject.


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