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Carpet beetle ID

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  1. thissux

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    Posted 1 month ago
    Fri Aug 16 2019 18:48:22

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    This is a carpet beetle and psocid correct? Is this the black carpet beetle species of which the larvae doesn't have the hastisetae hairs that can become airborne and cause allergic reactions?

  2. loubugs

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    Posted 1 month ago
    Sat Aug 17 2019 8:30:25

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    Liposcelidid book louse and it looks like a black carpet beetle, but it's almost difficult to say because it is too magnified and has lost some clarity. No hastisetae but are spicisetae. These are not the same morphology of the typical ones that are known to cause a dermatitis, but might still cause it because are fine and pointed.

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