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Bug identification [a: female odd beetle]

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  1. Parabug

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Wed Jun 7 2017 12:57:38
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    Brand new to this so hopefully I figure out how to post the pics. Found the bug on my wall in the daytime near my front door.

  2. misery

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    Wed Jun 7 2017 13:17:36
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    Just post the URL.

    flic.kr/p/Vz7oqT

    Weird bug. I've seen them, but idk what they are. A pro will come along soon for you I hope.

    Not a pro here. Call me Jon Snow...... for I know nothing, except what I've experienced.
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    Thank you Misery. So you could see the pic? Is the URL you put in your post my URL? This was such a complicated thing for me to do because it isn't like the instructions on this site. Maybe I am getting old and not used to this tech!

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    I don't see the pic??

  5. Parabug

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    [url=http://https://flic.kr/p/Ukx9gv][/url]

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    https://www.flickr.com/photos/155636385@N05/ this isn't working! I really can't figure out how to post a pic. I followed the instructions on this website, but can't get it done.

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  8. Mawiwala

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    For a bed bug it is not dark enough. In this state it should be filled with blood. I guess i might be an odd beetle.

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    Mawiwala - 12 hours ago  » 
    For a bed bug it is not dark enough. In this state it should be filled with blood. I guess i might be an odd beetle.

    This a female odd beetle, Thylodrias contractus. Females are often mistaken for bed bugs, but please compare to bed bug pictures so you can see the differences. Male odd beetles are elongate with elongate legs and antennae. Eyes relatively large for the size of the head. The wing covers (elytra) diverge at their tips.

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