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Cast Skin Bed Bug ID [a: isopods/woodlice]

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  1. wellthisisfun

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Sun Apr 30 2017 13:21:15

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    Hi, could anyone identify whether these cast skins are bed bugs? And if they aren't bed bugs, does anyone no what they are? I keep finding them every now and again and I am really hoping they are just beetles coming out for spring.



  2. bed-bugscouk

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Sun Apr 30 2017 13:37:24

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    100% not bed bugs.

    They are Isopods or wood louse.

    Hope that helps.

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  3. loubugs

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Sun Apr 30 2017 19:01:28

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    Isopods or woodlice. You can see from the ventral view that there are many legs and this is a solid creature. More importantly, not shed skins, and not an insect which would have 6 legs. A beetle has 6 legs.

    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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