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  1. DeepBreath

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    Hello everyone. I found this bug crawling on the floor just outside my room and tried to keep it intact for a picture, but definitely got a bit jumpy and squished it hard. Hopefully it's still identifiable.

    https://i.imgur.com/wszfa2K.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/0iMkXkc.jpg

    Thank you.

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    DeepBreath - 10 hours ago  » 
    Hello everyone. I found this bug crawling on the floor just outside my room and tried to keep it intact for a picture, but definitely got a bit jumpy and squished it hard. Hopefully it's still identifiable.
    Thank you.

    Looks like a black carpet beetle. You can see wings and wing covers and other body parts.

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    DeepBreath - 10 hours ago  » 
    Hello everyone. I found this bug crawling on the floor just outside my room and tried to keep it intact for a picture, but definitely got a bit jumpy and squished it hard. Hopefully it's still identifiable.
    Thank you.

    Looks like a black carpet beetle. You can see wings and wing covers and other body parts.

    Just to clarify: it looks like a black carpet beetle, but you're certain it isn't a bed bug?

    Thank you for responding. I was at an event recently and there was a lot of luggage lying around, so I'm on alert in case.

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    Also was worried because I accidentally had flash on and hoped that didn't make the bug look too different than it appears.

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    DeepBreath - 10 hours ago  » 
    Hello everyone. I found this bug crawling on the floor just outside my room and tried to keep it intact for a picture, but definitely got a bit jumpy and squished it hard. Hopefully it's still identifiable.
    Thank you.

    Looks like a black carpet beetle. You can see wings and wing covers and other body parts.

    Just to clarify: it looks like a black carpet beetle, but you're certain it isn't a bed bug?
    Thank you for responding. I was at an event recently and there was a lot of luggage lying around, so I'm on alert in case. Also was worried because I accidentally had flash on and hoped that didn't make the bug look too different than it appears.

    Here's what I wrote: "Looks like a black carpet beetle. You can see wings and wing covers and other body parts."
    You won't see wings and wing covers on a bed bug.

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    DeepBreath - 6 hours ago  » 

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    DeepBreath - 10 hours ago  » 
    Hello everyone. I found this bug crawling on the floor just outside my room and tried to keep it intact for a picture, but definitely got a bit jumpy and squished it hard. Hopefully it's still identifiable.
    Thank you.

    Looks like a black carpet beetle. You can see wings and wing covers and other body parts.

    Just to clarify: it looks like a black carpet beetle, but you're certain it isn't a bed bug?
    Thank you for responding. I was at an event recently and there was a lot of luggage lying around, so I'm on alert in case. Also was worried because I accidentally had flash on and hoped that didn't make the bug look too different than it appears.

    Here's what I wrote: "Looks like a black carpet beetle. You can see wings and wing covers and other body parts."
    You won't see wings and wing covers on a bed bug.

    Sorry! I wasn't aware that was the case. I thought they had wings to some degree, but can't fly. I must've got some wrong info somewhere.

    Thank you for the ID!

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    DeepBreath - 10 hours ago  » 
    Hello everyone. I found this bug crawling on the floor just outside my room and tried to keep it intact for a picture, but definitely got a bit jumpy and squished it hard. Hopefully it's still identifiable.
    Thank you.

    Looks like a black carpet beetle. You can see wings and wing covers and other body parts.

    Just to clarify: it looks like a black carpet beetle, but you're certain it isn't a bed bug?
    Thank you for responding. I was at an event recently and there was a lot of luggage lying around, so I'm on alert in case. Also was worried because I accidentally had flash on and hoped that didn't make the bug look too different than it appears.

    Here's what I wrote: "Looks like a black carpet beetle. You can see wings and wing covers and other body parts."
    You won't see wings and wing covers on a bed bug.

    Sorry! I wasn't aware that was the case. I thought they had wings to some degree, but can't fly. I must've got some wrong info somewhere.
    Thank you for the ID!

    Bed bug adults have front wings reduced to flattened stubs, no hind wings. Membranous hind wings plus wing covers are indicative of beetles. Only adult insects have wings. Look at pictures of adult bed bugs to see what I've described.


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