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  1. DeepBreath

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    Posted 4 months ago
    Mon Jul 9 2018 19:11:51
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    So, on 4th of July I found this bug at about 2 am just chilling on my floor in my room (near the entrance). As per usual for me, I took a pic and then flushed it. Didn't think it was a bed bug at all, but almost a week later I saw a picture that looked like it and the response there was that it was a kissing bug. I know this isn't exactly bed bug related, but I'd really like this to be identified if it can be via these pics.

    https://i.imgur.com/DFTMNyo.jpg?1
    https://i.imgur.com/OPz89FP.jpg?1
    https://i.imgur.com/V2lmpVf.jpg?1

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    Posted 4 months ago
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    Looks like some sort of Weevil.

    Current fighter of bed bugs, survivor of one previous bout of bed bugs, and ironically enough I'm the IPM manager where I work.
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    Posted 4 months ago
    Mon Jul 9 2018 20:10:43
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    I hope so. That isn't a common bug I've seen in my house, so I guess it'd be good to know it's something harmless rather than potentially harmful.

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    Posted 4 months ago
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    DeepBreath - 2 hours ago  » 
    So, on 4th of July I found this bug at about 2 am just chilling on my floor in my room (near the entrance). As per usual for me, I took a pic and then flushed it. Didn't think it was a bed bug at all, but almost a week later I saw a picture that looked like it and the response there was that it was a kissing bug. I know this isn't exactly bed bug related, but I'd really like this to be identified if it can be via these pics.

    It is a weevil. Looks nothing like a kissing bug. Elongated snout has elbowed antennae - weevil. Plus its beetle characteristics. Lesson -- don't throw away evidence.

    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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    Posted 4 months ago
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    loubugs - 4 hours ago  » 

    DeepBreath - 2 hours ago  » 
    So, on 4th of July I found this bug at about 2 am just chilling on my floor in my room (near the entrance). As per usual for me, I took a pic and then flushed it. Didn't think it was a bed bug at all, but almost a week later I saw a picture that looked like it and the response there was that it was a kissing bug. I know this isn't exactly bed bug related, but I'd really like this to be identified if it can be via these pics.

    It is a weevil. Looks nothing like a kissing bug. Elongated snout has elbowed antennae - weevil. Plus its beetle characteristics. Lesson -- don't throw away evidence.

    Thanks for the lesson and the ID.

    It seems obvious that I should keep evidence but my family doesn't take me seriously when I say how uncomfortable I am about bugs (yes I know most are harmless) and would probably dismiss anything I keep.


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