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  1. astrogirl

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    Posted 7 months ago
    Sun Mar 3 2019 15:09:07
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    I know this isn't a BB but just curious what it is? I found quite a few last spring and summer then they disappeared. I just found one in my glue trap. Any help would be appreciated. 14C72240-B44B-4D46-A883-642B7936E65E by lele, on Flickrks!

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    Posted 7 months ago
    Sun Mar 3 2019 19:19:50
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    Hi,

    100% not bedbugs as you can see by comparing against the reference images.

    Hope that helps.

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    Posted 7 months ago
    Sun Mar 3 2019 20:42:39
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    astrogirl - 5 hours ago ย ยปย 
    I know this isn't a BB but just curious what it is? I found quite a few last spring and summer then they disappeared. I just found one in my glue trap. Any help would be appreciated.

    That's a dermestid beetle and it looks like it is Reesa vespulae. It's called the wasp nest beetle. It's native to North America. It infests dead insects, museum material, various stored seeds and dried plant material. You can find it in bird and wasp nests, too. It's has an interesting biology: it's parthenogenetic. No males.

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    Posted 7 months ago
    Sun Mar 3 2019 22:58:49
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    Thank you! I knew it def wasn't a bed bug. The No males part is pretty interesting. Sounds like my kinda of bug. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚


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