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  1. LWUK

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    Calling on the international bed bug community ..

    Is this a bed bug or a carpet beetle?

    Or something completely different?

    Thanks!

  2. LWUK

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    Wed Mar 6 2019 21:58:48
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    Second attempt!

  3. LWUK

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    Wed Mar 6 2019 22:01:33
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    Oh man how do you post pictures?

  4. LWUK

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    And again!

  5. bed-bugscouk

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    Wed Mar 6 2019 22:09:39
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    Hi,

    It’s an adult carpet beetle.

    Information about them here:

    https://www.bed-bugs.co.uk/carpet-beetles/

    Hope that helps.

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    Thanks David - really appreciate your help!

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    That looks like a species of Anthrenus.

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