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Bug ID Needed [a: isopod/sowbug]

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  1. Over_This

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    Sun Sep 24 2017 9:23:23
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    Good morning!

    I like to think I'm getting better at identifying insects, but this one has me a little confused. And concerned. Experts, could I please ask you to let me know what I'm looking at?

    My apologies for the sub-par image quality, but he was hard to catch.

    Many thanks in advance for your help!

  2. bed-bugscouk

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    Sun Sep 24 2017 9:35:55
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    Hi,

    100% not bed bug.

    Appears to be a beetle larva.

    Hope that helps.

    David Cain
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    Posted 2 years ago
    Sun Sep 24 2017 9:41:06
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    Hi David,

    Thank you so much!

    The bands, the black areas, and his eyes had me worried. How can I avoid panicking in the future when I see a bug with those characteristics?

    Thanks again!

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    Sun Sep 24 2017 9:49:54
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    Hi,

    Rather than focus on colour and common characteristics look at physiology such as leg position and antennae. When you start to view things this way its a lot easier to see why its incorrect for bed bugs.

    David

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    Sun Sep 24 2017 11:17:31
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    It's a very young isopod or sowbug, which is a land crustacean and not an insect. Lots of legs - more than 6 that would be on an insect.

    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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