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  1. 0hn0

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    As I was cleaning out my car, I threw some used paper towels onto the ground in the garage. I retrieved them later--out of a spider web--and this bozo was also attached. Is this some random beetle or is it a dead bedbug? I haven't noticed any suspicious bites and I regularly check for bugs--with no signs that I can detect. However, that doesn't mean one couldn't have ended up in my car somehow. This bug is almost entirely black except for brown legs and brown antenna.

    https://imgur.com/a/rInwfld

    In this post, it looks very "bedbuggy"

    https://imgur.com/a/rInwfld

    But in this post, I think it looks significantly less so.

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    0hn0 - 32 minutes ago  » 
    As I was cleaning out my car, I threw some used paper towels onto the ground in the garage. I retrieved them later--out of a spider web--and this bozo was also attached. Is this some random beetle or is it a dead bedbug? I haven't noticed any suspicious bites and I regularly check for bugs--with no signs that I can detect. However, that doesn't mean one couldn't have ended up in my car somehow. This bug is almost entirely black except for brown legs and brown antenna.
    In this post, it looks very "bedbuggy"
    But in this post, I think it looks significantly less so.

    A true bug, but a nymph of one of the pentatomid stink bugs. I think this happens to be a predaceous rather than plant-feeding species.

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    0hn0 - 32 minutes ago  » 
    As I was cleaning out my car, I threw some used paper towels onto the ground in the garage. I retrieved them later--out of a spider web--and this bozo was also attached. Is this some random beetle or is it a dead bedbug? I haven't noticed any suspicious bites and I regularly check for bugs--with no signs that I can detect. However, that doesn't mean one couldn't have ended up in my car somehow. This bug is almost entirely black except for brown legs and brown antenna.
    In this post, it looks very "bedbuggy"
    But in this post, I think it looks significantly less so.

    A true bug, but a nymph of one of the pentatomid stink bugs. I think this happens to be a predaceous rather than plant-feeding species.

    So, I looked at it again in the sunlight--it IS actually brown, but still doesn't strike me as bed bug unless it's a dried out female. Can you elaborate, for my peace of mind, how you know it's a pentatomid stink bug nymph?

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    Just for fun (and as a reference for anyone else), this is the underside, with pretty background. I think from this angle, the brown is more apparent but its legs aren't attached in the same place bedbugs' legs seem to attach, comparing it to photos.

    https://imgur.com/a/2mLc2nw

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    0hn0 - 17 hours ago  » 
    Just for fun (and as a reference for anyone else), this is the underside, with pretty background. I think from this angle, the brown is more apparent but its legs aren't attached in the same place bedbugs' legs seem to attach, comparing it to photos.
    https://imgur.com/a/2mLc2nw

    Now reviewing your pictures in 2 views and on a computer screen, I still say a true bug, but I'd say a cydnid bug rather than a pentatomid bug. Too bad it's behind plastic.

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    0hn0 - 17 hours ago  » 
    Just for fun (and as a reference for anyone else), this is the underside, with pretty background. I think from this angle, the brown is more apparent but its legs aren't attached in the same place bedbugs' legs seem to attach, comparing it to photos.
    https://imgur.com/a/2mLc2nw

    Now reviewing your pictures in 2 views and on a computer screen, I still say a true bug, but I'd say a cydnid bug rather than a pentatomid bug. Too bad it's behind plastic.

    I kept it and can try to get better pictures outside of plastic, if you're interested. I dropped it a few times trying to get a good photo so figured the bag would be a good idea.

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    0hn0 - 17 hours ago  » 
    Just for fun (and as a reference for anyone else), this is the underside, with pretty background. I think from this angle, the brown is more apparent but its legs aren't attached in the same place bedbugs' legs seem to attach, comparing it to photos.
    https://imgur.com/a/2mLc2nw

    Now reviewing your pictures in 2 views and on a computer screen, I still say a true bug, but I'd say a cydnid bug rather than a pentatomid bug. Too bad it's behind plastic.

    I kept it and can try to get better pictures outside of plastic, if you're interested. I dropped it a few times trying to get a good photo so figured the bag would be a good idea.

    I noticed the mouthpart is missing. I'll go with cydnid, but you can take pictures out of the plastic if you like.


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