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Bug ID assistance please and thankyou. Pictures included

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  1. VeryScared2FindOut

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    Posted 4 months ago
    Mon Nov 5 2018 15:51:43
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    I am still on the hunt...found some things...didn't hyperventilate so I think I may be making progress. I actually feel pretty confident that these are not BB because I think what got me digging in the sofa was actually a sesame seed...I guess I am just needy and would prefer some validation. Picture links are below...I think one is a carpet beetle larva skin and the other not sure but perhaps a beetle of some sort...I saw no ridges or lines on the abdomen I am thinking not BB. Thanks so much for looking you wonderful experts.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/144437358@N05/45010703304/in/dateposted-public/
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/144437358@N05/45010706124/in/dateposted-public/
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/144437358@N05/31864219488/in/dateposted-public/
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/144437358@N05/43918045620/in/dateposted-public/
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/144437358@N05/43918049310/in/dateposted-public/
    And last but not least...I didn't want the sesame seed to feel left out, LOL
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/144437358@N05/43918054040/in/dateposted-public/
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/144437358@N05/43918058030/in/dateposted-public/

  2. SalsaVince

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    Posted 4 months ago
    Mon Nov 5 2018 15:59:48
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    What's funny is that the one that looks most like a bed bug is the sesame seed.

    "If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles."
    Not an expert. Just a survivor who's still learning.
    Vince
  3. VeryScared2FindOut

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    Posted 4 months ago
    Mon Nov 5 2018 16:30:29
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    I know! That is what started me digging again. I am just glad I didn't go completely ballistic. Salsa...let me just say you are my hero for helping your mom...I am not that strong.

  4. loubugs

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    Posted 4 months ago
    Mon Nov 5 2018 17:03:36
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    Small beetle. Missing head and prothorax, so abdomen and meso- and meta-thorax plus legs present. Elytra present. Could be a stored food product pest. Shed skin of dermestid beetle larva and looks like a species of Dermestes. Maybe one other dermestid species, too. Yes, sesame seed.

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  5. VeryScared2FindOut

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    Posted 4 months ago
    Tue Nov 6 2018 5:52:08
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    Thanks so much for taking the time to look aty pictures. I do appreciate it very much.


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