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bug id please [a: not bed bugs]

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  1. jurmanji

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Wed Feb 19 2014 18:41:12
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    Friend stayed over in our guest room and got bitten up. No bloodstains or any other signs. Pulled up the mattress and found this. Any thoughts? Thanks!!

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    Wed Feb 19 2014 18:46:15
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    Hi,

    I can see why the segmented abdomen resembles bedbugs but it's a very common feature with insects.

    In this case it's not bedbug related.

    Please spend some time looking at the example galleries to enhance your ID skills.

    Hope that helps.

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    Wed Feb 19 2014 18:59:54
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    Any clue what that sucker is? Sorry if the pics aren't great. I studied the sample galleries but i can't figure it out. If it was fleas the dogs would have them too. Would love any help. Thanks!

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    Wed Feb 19 2014 19:30:58
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    Hi,

    I am not certain but if you check back in few hours someone may ID it.

    David

  5. ITortureBugs4Revenge

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Wed Feb 19 2014 20:00:25
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    It looks like some kind of beetle laying on its back. Definitely not a bedbug.

    .....I am NOT an expert.....

    Any advice i give here is based solely on my own personal experiences in dealing with bedbugs & other household vermin.
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    Posted 5 years ago
    Wed Feb 19 2014 22:29:12
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    Looks like a maggot to me.

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    Fri Feb 21 2014 3:49:46
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    True, it does look very much like a maggot, except for the fact that it appears to have legs.

  8. loubugs

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    Fri Feb 21 2014 10:48:37
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    Definitely not a maggot. Distinct head capsule so not a maggot form of a larval fly. Looks like a denuded beetle larva and most likely a dermestid.

    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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