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Bug ID Please (cast skin)

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  1. superq

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    Posted 4 days ago
    Fri Aug 10 2018 16:56:36
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    Does this seem to be a bed bug cast or a dermestid beetle? It resembles a dehydrated adult bed bug skin possibly after feeding. However, it also looks like a dermestid beetle cast, but without the normal "bursting out" of the center. Any thoughts are greatly appreciated as we are currently having a bed bug scare after traveling a while back. Thank you!

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    Posted 4 days ago
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    Not anything having to do with bed bugs. I don't believe it has anything to do with dermestid beetles, either.

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    loubugs - 3 minutes ago  » 
    Not anything having to do with bed bugs. I don't believe it has anything to do with dermestid beetles, either.

    That's great (I think...)! What does it resemble? Thanks a lot.


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