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Bug ID Needed Please--Beetles? [a: beetle and weevil]

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  1. MCTX

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Tue Sep 4 2012 22:08:38
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    We found this on my daughter's crib mattress. No other signs except a sticky brown spot that sort of looked like feces except it was definitely sticky and scraped off for the most part. The bug looks like some sort of beetle to me, but I want to be sure. It has spots--the photo isn't the best, but shows the markings the best out of all:

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    And I am positive this is not a bedbug, but please reassure my aunt:

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Tue Sep 4 2012 22:12:39
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    A far away version of the 1st bug...the close up makes it look redder than it is. It is really brown with dark brown spots. This is the bug on an index card.

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Wed Sep 5 2012 9:59:22
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    1 and 3: Dermestid beetle, probably Trogoderma sp.
    2 : A weevil, likely Otiorhynchus sp

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Wed Sep 5 2012 10:31:49
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    EffeCi - 30 minutes ago  » 
    1 and 3: Dermestid beetle, probably Trogoderma sp.
    2 : A weevil, likely Otiorhynchus sp

    Hi! I am the aunt with the "weevil" in the jar I looked up the weevil you mentioned and noticed it has distinct front to back grooves on it's back. The bug I have in the jar (which I found on top of my bedspread has lines going from side to side...? I have better pix than the one my niece posted.

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    I looked up the weevil you mentioned and noticed it has distinct front to back grooves on it's back. The bug I have in the jar (which I found on top of my bedspread has lines going from side to side...?

    That's because the weevil pic you posted is a "ventral" one...

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    Posted 6 years ago
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    EffeCi - 6 hours ago  » 

    I looked up the weevil you mentioned and noticed it has distinct front to back grooves on it's back. The bug I have in the jar (which I found on top of my bedspread has lines going from side to side...?

    That's because the weevil pic you posted is a "ventral" one...

    Gotcha! Yep, it is a weevil if some kind...the extension office is determining the specifics. Never thought I could be so relieved to have weevils!!


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