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Cast Skin ID Needed!! [a: carpet beetle larva]

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  1. dfishkind

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Wed Sep 21 2016 13:38:07
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    Found this cast skin in my luggage. I have found other small skins like this around my room. Is this bed bugs????

    Pictures:

    http://m.imgur.com/CDJrNtj
    http://m.imgur.com/D40Xoz8

  2. misery

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Wed Sep 21 2016 13:44:26
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    Google carpet beetle larvae shed skins. Also I am not a professional.

    Not a pro here. Call me Jon Snow...... for I know nothing, except what I've experienced.
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    Posted 3 years ago
    Wed Sep 21 2016 14:54:19
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    Definitely not a bed bug.

  4. loubugs

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Wed Sep 21 2016 23:21:01
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    Looks like carpet beetle larva and most likely a species of Anthrenus. The body hairs or setae appear to be lost, rubbed off.

    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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