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  1. Miseryck26

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    Posted 4 months ago
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    Hi,

    I set up the Beacon in an unoccupied room and checked it after a week. I found the bugs pictured below in it. These don't strike me as bed bugs off the bat, but there are quite a few of them. Could you confirm for me that they aren't bed bugs and let me know what they are, if possible? Thank you.

    https://m.imgur.com/gallery/eNCZoNa

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    Hi,

    No they are beetles.

    You might need to fish one out of the oil and place it on a piece of lined paper to get a clear enough image for a species ID.

    Hope that helps.

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    Posted 4 months ago
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    Oh, interesting, thank you! I was concerned about fleas, maybe, or of course that I was misindentifying them, and they were bed bugs. Some of the later pictures in that series were my attempt to get them on to lined paper, but they might be too blurry/squished. I'll try for a clearer one.

    Thanks again!

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    Okay, here are a few more I fished out and stuck on lined paper. I hope these are good for an ID. Thank you!

    https://m.imgur.com/gallery/W5192nH

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    Posted 4 months ago
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    Miseryck26 - 3 hours ago  » 
    Okay, here are a few more I fished out and stuck on lined paper. I hope these are good for an ID. Thank you!

    You couldn't get closer for a more macro picture? Shape-wise look like latridiid fungus-associated beetles.

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    Posted 4 months ago
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    Thank you! That room does get super humid- radiator gives off too much moisture - so a fungus beetle makes sense. My camera can get very blurry when I zoom in on a picture, but I will try that later to see if I can get a clear one.

    Thank you very much!

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    Posted 4 months ago
    Tue Apr 2 2019 11:10:25
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    Is it typical to have that many in one place, and for then to be drawn to something like the beacon? Also, in the first set of pictures, inside the well there is one more clear bug - are they sometimes clear or very light in early stages?

    Thank you again!

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    Miseryck26 - 2 hours ago  » 
    Is it typical to have that many in one place, and for then to be drawn to something like the beacon? Also, in the first set of pictures, inside the well there is one more clear bug - are they sometimes clear or very light in early stages?
    Thank you again!

    Early stages are larval stages and would look different from the adult beetle. This one, however, is a booklouse.

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    Posted 4 months ago
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    That's a huge relief. They're drawn to moisture too, correct? Could the moisture the beacon produces be what's attracting all these other bugs?

    Thank you again, this is so helpful.

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    Okay, here is my attempt at a closer picture - most are in the well, but I managed to get one out without squishing it. Fungus beetle?

    https://m.imgur.com/gallery/IcqyXyP
    Thank you again!

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    Posted 4 months ago
    Mon Apr 8 2019 20:47:40
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    Just signal boosting to see if an ID is possible based on these pictures:

    https://m.imgur.com/gallery/IcqyXyP

    Thank you either way!

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    Posted 4 months ago
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    Still beetle ID

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    Posted 4 months ago
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    ID Still beetle.

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    loubugs - 36 seconds ago  » 
    Same as before. Sorry for duplicate postings.

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    Thank you! Sorry, should have clarified- I wanted to see if these images helped confirm whether these were latriid fungus beetles or similar. Thank you again!


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