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Headless lady bug of headless bed bug?

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  1. anxiouslou

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    We have been dealing with a bed bug infestation for the past 2 months. I recently found this in my car and I saw a post on here about headless lady bugs and wondered if this could be one. The body is not flat, it is more elongated and hollow. To me it looks like a recently fed adult bed bug without a head or legs. Any professional opinions?

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    Oops here is the picture

    https://imgur.com/gallery/btpHw00

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    Hi,

    Spot on, while the image is a little out of focus you have identified and relayed the correct information to confirm 100% not bed bugs.

    It might not be a ladybug either.

    Also a good sign you found something that small, shows your being thorough but by this stage you should be able to do less searching and be more key location monitor focused as it’s a healthier behaviour than searching.

    Hope that helps.

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    anxiouslou - 6 hours ago  » 
    We have been dealing with a bed bug infestation for the past 2 months. I recently found this in my car and I saw a post on here about headless lady bugs and wondered if this could be one. The body is not flat, it is more elongated and hollow. To me it looks like a recently fed adult bed bug without a head or legs. Any professional opinions?

    The link doesn't work or you removed the picture.

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    Not a ladybug part. Can you turn it over and take a picture?

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    Had my PCO take a look and he says it is not a bed bug.
    Here is the shot of the other side and the hollow middle.

    https://imgur.com/gallery/2E1FGVj

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    anxiouslou - 1 hour ago  » 
    Had my PCO take a look and he says it is not a bed bug.
    Here is the shot of the other side and the hollow middle.

    That much we knew. Not sure if an earwig abdomen and missing the cerci (pincers) and apical abdominal segment.


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