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Bug ID needed [a: spider beetle]

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  1. hbennett

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Tue May 5 2015 13:11:30
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    Roommate killed this in the bathroom this morning. Can't tell if it's a bedbug or spider beetle, this was the best photo I could get + I zoomed in. It's a little smaller than a pea.

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Tue May 5 2015 13:43:23
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    Appears to me to be the crushed body of a Shiny Spider Beetle.

    But I'm not an expert . . . so please wait for Lou to confirm . . . (or not).

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Tue May 5 2015 14:37:50
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    Hi,

    100% not bedbugs.

    Almost certainly a spider beetle.

    Hope that helps.

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Tue May 5 2015 15:38:59
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    Can't tell if it's a bedbug or spider beetle, this was the best photo I could get + I zoomed in.
    Not a bed bug and is a spider beetle, almost certainly a shiny spider beetle. It might have been good to be further back to take the picture because it might have been more in focus. Close-ups are preferable but you might have to take a few shots to see how the camera decides to focus or try manual focus or even try a background with some lines so the camera can focus on lines. The antennae are a spider beetle antennae and not that of a bed bug. Legs are spider beetle like. The globular body and coloration are shiny spider beetle attributes. Compare to bed bug pictures so you be become familiar with these insects. Abs get the prize.

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Tue May 5 2015 16:10:14
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    loubugs -  » 
    Abs get the prize.

    Yay! I LOVE prizes and surprises!

    . . . Tell the lady what she's won Lou!


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