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  1. Miseryck26

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    Posted 7 months ago
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    Hi all,

    I found this dead bug in the trunk of my car. Is this a bed bug? Or some beetle? I have no evidence of bugs in my house but someone I know recently had them.

    https://m.imgur.com/gallery/53eftRg

    Thank you!

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    Hi,

    No it’s not a bedbug and does not resemble the example images.

    Hope that helps.

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    Posted 7 months ago
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    It is very helpful, thank you! Would you mind also taking a look at the below? Could these be exoskeletons/larvae? This is a big help.

    https://m.imgur.com/gallery/7TFolqW

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    Hi,

    The camera is focusing on the bag rather than the sample.

    If you take it out of the bag, place on lines paper and take from 2 inches further away it should be better.

    David

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    Posted 7 months ago
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    Got it! Please see the second attempt here:
    https://m.imgur.com/gallery/d31XgKO

    Thanks!

    Also, any idea what the dead bug might be? No worries if no!

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    Hi,

    The clear images appear to be 1 plant material (darker item) 2 unknown as it’s still not clear enough.

    The dead insect might be a woodlouse but a clearer image is needed.

    David

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    Posted 7 months ago
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    Thank you! I'll see if I can get a clearer picture. I used tape to grab it, so that might be messing with it.

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    Posted 7 months ago
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    Okay, here is a hopefully clearer image of dead bug and the mystery item. I left out the other one since its likely a plant. I tried to get both sides of the bug, but they look the same in pics.

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    Posted 7 months ago
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    Sorry, here is the link for real:
    https://m.imgur.com/gallery/XZvds2R

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    Hi,

    Pale object still a mystery but nothing insect related.

    The lower image appears to be a pupae, possibly fly.

    Hope that helps.

    David

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    Posted 7 months ago
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    Thank you! So you think more likely fly pupae than wood louse? But either way not a bed bug, right?

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    Hi,

    The last thing it is is bedbugs.

    Definitely not woodlice either.

    Might be worth thinking about why bedbugs have such a draw / trigger for you.

    David

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    Posted 7 months ago
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    Thank you so much! Yeah, I definitely have a hangup about them, but your responses have been really helpful.

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    bed-bugscouk - 3 hours ago  » 
    Hi,
    Pale object still a mystery but nothing insect related.
    The lower image appears to be a pupae, possibly fly.
    Hope that helps.
    David

    Miseryck26: please turn the flash on and take a picture. Doesn't look like fly pupa.

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    Posted 7 months ago
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    Uploaded with flash on, plus another mystery critter:

    https://m.imgur.com/gallery/fxswB5P

    Thanks!

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    Posted 7 months ago
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    Hmm the other mystery critter looked like a bug to me, but with the flash just looks like lint. Please let me know what you think about the other one though. Thanks again!

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    Posted 7 months ago
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    Miseryck26 - 18 hours ago  » 
    Uploaded with flash on, plus another mystery critter:
    Thanks!
    Hmm the other mystery critter looked like a bug to me, but with the flash just looks like lint. Please let me know what you think about the other one though. Thanks again!

    Picture still seems washed out and not crisp. You have settings to highest resolution and largest picture size?

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    Posted 7 months ago
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    Hello,

    Yeah, I checked my settings and I do. The camera itself must not be the crispest. Are those photos still too blurry to identify?

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    Miseryck26 - 5 hours ago  » 
    Hello,
    Yeah, I checked my settings and I do. The camera itself must not be the crispest. Are those photos still too blurry to identify?

    Yes, unfortunately. Are you zooming in to get the picture? Try not zooming in so much.

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    Posted 7 months ago
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    Oh, yes, I was zooming in quite a bit. Here it is not zoomed in - bottom one is from the car. Thank you!
    https://m.imgur.com/gallery/LgDTgU6


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