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  1. scaredandconfused2

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    Hello all,
    You all were so helpful in the past when I had an unidentifiable bug that turned out to be a beetle. Regrettably I have another unidentifiable small bug and I am hoping you all can help. I was working at my desk at work when I noticed a small bug crawling on the wall. We were able to capture it in a bag and are waiting for ID from facilities as well. For context, we had some bed bugs at work last October, but I never noticed in my office. Please see the photos below and thanks in advance for your help.

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    I apologize I was able to get the pictures to work last time I posted. I am hoping this will work.

    On wall

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    scaredandconfused2 - 12 minutes ago  » 
    Hello all,
    You all were so helpful in the past when I had an unidentifiable bug that turned out to be a beetle. Regrettably I have another unidentifiable small bug and I am hoping you all can help. I was working at my desk at work when I noticed a small bug crawling on the wall. We were able to capture it in a bag and are waiting for ID from facilities as well. For context, we had some bed bugs at work last October, but I never noticed in my office. Please see the photos below and thanks in advance for your help.

    Sorry, photos aren't really focused. Doesn't look like a bed bug.

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    I'll see if I can get clearer photos, but if not thank you for the preliminary feedback!

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    Update: after much anxiety, facilities came by and identified it as a baby beetle. I thought I would pass this on in the event it s helpful to others. Thank you Lou and all for your help!

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    scaredandconfused2 - 1 day ago  » 
    Update: after much anxiety, facilities came by and identified it as a baby beetle. I thought I would pass this on in the event it s helpful to others. Thank you Lou and all for your help!

    Sorry. They're 100% wrong. Baby beetles aren't small beetles; they are larval forms, elongate forms like caterpillars. Your insect is an adult small beetle, possibly black carpet beetle, but can't tell because not a clear image.


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