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  1. nervousness

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    Posted 7 years ago
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    I was about to finally set up our study room,which had been unoccupied since moving in about six months ago. (There was furniture in it, but we were never in there. ) While about to vacuum the crevices where the wall meets the carpet,I came upon a live carpet beetle larvae, several tubular casings, and a dead bug. I am alarmed at the dead specimen, since I don't know if it was an engorged bed bug, or some other type of beetle,but it does not appear to be carpet beetle larvae. Please advise. The specimen broke apart when I went to put it on tape; it appears to be about 7 mm long. Thank you.

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Wed Jan 4 2012 16:49:30
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    I am not an expert, and I am not sure what that is but from all those thousands of photos of bugs I've seen in the last months I can say it does NOT look like bed bugs.

    I am sure some expert will soon post the correct information about this specimen.

  3. nervousness

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Wed Jan 4 2012 16:57:14
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    thanks for replying, iamscared. I guess I am freaked out since it looks similar to an engorged adult, and I can't use a dichotomous key or anything like that to identify, since the head is missing. nothing like alarms (false or otherwise) to throw one's whole day off.

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Wed Jan 4 2012 17:00:45
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    Hi,

    100% not bedbug related.

    I think it's a pupae of some sort although I would defer to an entomologist.

    David Cain
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    Posted 7 years ago
    Wed Jan 4 2012 17:02:11
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    Thank you, Mr. Cain. Bless you guys!!

  6. P Bello

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    Wed Jan 4 2012 17:02:49
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    Can't tell you what it is from these photos but can tell you with 100% confidence it is NOT a bed bug !

    paul b.

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    Wed Jan 4 2012 17:05:56
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    and thank you also, Mr. Bello!

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    Posted 7 years ago
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    In my opinion, a pupae of a beetle from Family Tenebrionidae...


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