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Dried corpse of a bed bug, despite wings?

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  1. felixkryger

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    Posted 4 months ago
    Tue Jun 4 2019 14:48:13
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    Hello, my friend is moving into a new apartment in a couple of days and she's deathly afraid of bed bugs. Of course she found some sort of bug near a baseboard in the bedroom. It seems very dry (there's been direct sunlight from the south streaming in through the windows for a couple of weeks now) and crumpled up, but we think we see a gleaming set of thin wings on the back (pictured). It also had some sort of long antenna, we think, but it fell apart when examining it. The photo doesn't show that there's banding on the back of the bug under the wings. It was almost all black in color.

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    Posted 4 months ago
    Tue Jun 4 2019 15:42:30
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    Visible wings would indicate that it is not a bed bug.

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    Posted 4 months ago
    Tue Jun 4 2019 19:19:22
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    felixkryger - 4 hours ago  » 
    Hello, my friend is moving into a new apartment in a couple of days and she's deathly afraid of bed bugs. Of course she found some sort of bug near a baseboard in the bedroom. It seems very dry (there's been direct sunlight from the south streaming in through the windows for a couple of weeks now) and crumpled up, but we think we see a gleaming set of thin wings on the back (pictured). It also had some sort of long antenna, we think, but it fell apart when examining it. The photo doesn't show that there's banding on the back of the bug under the wings. It was almost all black in color.
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    You answered your question by identifying obvious wings. It's a true bug or part of one, but not a bed bug.

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