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Bug ID Needed [a: beetles]

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  1. deadbug45

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Fri Sep 15 2017 22:48:43
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    I've been getting bites lately and found this guy when I pulled back the blankets. Pretty sure it's a bed bug, but an expert opinion would really be appreciated in case I'm (hopefully!) wrong. [img]IMG_3365 by Blah Blah, on Flickr[/img][img]IMG_3362 by Blah Blah, on Flickr[/img]

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    Fri Sep 15 2017 22:54:21
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    Totally not a bed bug. Pretty sure it's an ant, but wait for an expert to confirm that.

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
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    Sat Sep 16 2017 8:13:56
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    Nobugsonme - 9 hours ago  » 
    Totally not a bed bug. Pretty sure it's an ant, but wait for an expert to confirm that.

    Thank you so much, you have no idea how relieved I am to hear that! Can ants behave the same as bed bugs then? I have black spots all over my mattress and have seen small red-brown bugs crawling around which led me to believe that they grew into one this size (sorry for the low quality picture I wasn't able to catch this one) [img]IMG_3325 by Blah Blah, on Flickr[/img]

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    Sat Sep 16 2017 9:34:07
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    Hi,

    Not an ant but a beetle. Although this type have very segmented body parts like ants the split wing casing on the abdomen is the give away.

    The second image is another type of beetle.

    Hope that helps.

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  5. Nobugsonme

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Sat Sep 16 2017 23:31:16
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    Thanks, David!

    Deadbug45, the presence of beetles doesn't mean you can't also have bed bugs. These aren't bed bugs.

    Why not post a photo of the suspected fecal stains, if you haven't yet?

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    2 kinds of beetles. The ant-like one is interesting - never saw this species before, but it's an outside-living species. The other one looks like it is one of the mold-loving species, but can also be from outdoors. Of course, neither have anything to do with the presence of bed bugs.

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