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Egg ID please

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  1. Sincerelyterrified

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    Posted 6 months ago
    Fri Feb 8 2019 20:47:18
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    Hoping I can get some help IDing this image: https://photos.app.goo.gl/rLQtT9F5QC98MKWg8

    Found on my box spring, I did try to squish it a bit, hope that didn’t ruin the possible ID.

    Thanks in advance!

  2. bed-bugscouk

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    Posted 6 months ago
    Sat Feb 9 2019 3:42:54
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    Hi,

    As you can see by comparing with this image it’s not an egg:

    https://flic.kr/p/RXtSVG

    Eggs always have a “lid” that covers the end they exit from.

    Hope that helps.

    David Cain
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  3. Sincerelyterrified

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    Posted 6 months ago
    Sat Feb 9 2019 10:24:22
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    Thank you so much David! Very helpful and the image is a great reference.

  4. lifestooshortforbugs

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    Posted 6 months ago
    Sat Feb 9 2019 10:36:10
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    Hi, sincerelyterrified [kind of describes me too )
    Sorry to butt in on your thread. That picture from David was a great help for me as well. Now, I really don't think I have bedbugs ... I have something, but Lord knows what!
    Thank you!

  5. loubugs

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    Posted 6 months ago
    Sat Feb 9 2019 12:15:22
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    Here are some bed bug eggs with fecal droppings against variously colored backgrounds. The hatched eggs have the cover missing; sometimes they can be hinged on. Here is what is noted on Flickr under the picture. A patchwork quilt of plankton net (each square around 1/2 mm), bed bug feces, metabolic waste and eggs for the fall. Plankton netting was the substrate upon which the bed bugs have harbored. Unfortunately, not all pictures have the same focus - but they're close! I originally wanted to stress the use of coloration to help see bed bug eggs against contrasting color backgrounds.patchwork by louento.pix, on Flickr

    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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