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Bug ID needed [a: not bed bug; expert ID needed]

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  1. Cakekillo

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Mon Sep 25 2017 14:32:16

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    Found a bug where I live. I've had bed bugs recently and am worried this is a bed bug. Please help!

  2. psychologically_messed_up

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Mon Sep 25 2017 15:51:16

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    Hello! I am no pro, but I do know it’s much easier for a positive bug ID when the bug is photographed out of the bag. That said, it looks more like a pantry beetle.

    If you could get a photo out of the bag, BigDummy, Mr Cain, or Mr Sorkin (or other pro) can give you the best, most reliable answer.

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  3. bed-bugscouk

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Mon Sep 25 2017 16:40:01

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    100% not bed bug, head and antennae is incorrect.

    Hope that helps,

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  4. loubugs

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Tue Sep 26 2017 5:12:14

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    Small beetle. Could be moisture-related or a pantry pest.

    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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