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  1. ithoughtlicewerebad

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    Posted 8 months ago
    Tue May 8 2018 7:33:44
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    I crushed this one, but think maybe it was a ladybug? Any ideas? It was under the bed near the Lights Out Monitor. Thanks in advance.

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    Posted 8 months ago
    Tue May 8 2018 7:35:31
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    It has visible wings.

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    Posted 8 months ago
    Tue May 8 2018 9:28:38
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    And with wings it can't be a bed bug. Could be a soldier beetle, some will have those markings on their wings. They are harmless. Looking at it on my phone so resolution not great.

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    Posted 8 months ago
    Tue May 8 2018 13:45:02
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    djames1921 - 4 hours ago  » 
    And with wings it can't be a bed bug. Could be a soldier beetle, some will have those markings on their wings. They are harmless. Looking at it on my phone so resolution not great.

    No. A beetle. Not a soldier beetle, but looks like a soft-winged flower beetle, melyrid - Anthocomus equestris. Not a perfect view, but from what I can see, a most likely candidate.

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    Posted 8 months ago
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    Thanks, all. That is what I thought. Some sort of beetle. I have been finding them a lot lately.


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