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Expert Help Needed! Bug ID Request Plaster Beetle vs Bed Bug

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  1. Montrealbugger

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    Posted 3 days ago
    Fri Nov 9 2018 12:29:36
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    Hi All,

    I found two of these little bugs, about 2mm long, over the course of the past week.

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    Both times I found them in my bathroom, once on a ledge, and once in the sink. I have had a small bedbug issue, so I want to rule them out.

    It seems like the bug's back is not segmented in same way as a bedbug, and the fact that I found it in a humid environment leads me to think that it's a plaster beetle.

    Thanks for your help,
    Anon.

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    Fri Nov 9 2018 13:18:55
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    Definitely not a bed bug. Looks like a pretty good match for that beetle.

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    Sat Nov 10 2018 15:01:21
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    Montrealbugger - 1 day ago  » 
    Hi All,
    I found two of these little bugs, about 2mm long, over the course of the past week.
    Both times I found them in my bathroom, once on a ledge, and once in the sink. I have had a small bedbug issue, so I want to rule them out.
    It seems like the bug's back is not segmented in same way as a bedbug, and the fact that I found it in a humid environment leads me to think that it's a plaster beetle.
    Thanks for your help,
    Anon.

    Actually the correct spelling for the family is Latridiidae. And it does look like it is one of them. Sometimes other species are more commonly encountered.

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  4. Montrealbugger

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    Posted 2 days ago
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    Thanks to both of you, much appreciated clarification.


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