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  1. Aliciak513

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    Posted 3 months ago
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    https://i.imgur.com/m32HNez.jpg

    I found these in my bedroom, and would appreciate any insight. They are tan with dark brown stripes. Neither has any discernable legs or head, really. The small one has hairs around the perimeter of it's body.

    No one has been bitten. And we haven't had house guests or stayed in a hotel lately. I'm worried but trying hard not to freak out!

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    Posted 3 months ago
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    Wed Dec 5 2018 12:49:40
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    Hi,

    100% not bed bug but if you retake the image without the finger the focus will be clearer and I may be able to ID.

    Hope that helps.

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    Thank you so much for your response! You have no idea how much better you've made me feel. This is probably the best picture I can get. https://imgur.com/a/w4ti2Mp

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    Hi,

    The clearer one is the larval stage of a beetle, not clear to me which one.

    The other is too out of focus / low res for me to be accurate.

    Either way not as worrisome as bed bugs.

    David

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    bed-bugscouk - 1 hour ago  » 
    Hi,
    The clearer one is the larval stage of a beetle, not clear to me which one.
    The other is too out of focus / low res for me to be accurate.
    Either way not as worrisome as bed bugs.
    David

    These are Anthrenus carpet beetles, look most like A. verbasci.

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    Thank you! The smaller one has visible long hairs all around the edge of the body. The larger one does not. Is it possible for some carpet beetle larvae to not have hairs?

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    Aliciak513 - 9 hours ago  » 
    Thank you! The smaller one has visible long hairs all around the edge of the body. The larger one does not. Is it possible for some carpet beetle larvae to not have hairs?

    The setae (hairs) break off. That's why certain ones have a defensive action. Molting or ecdysis renews the body setae and missing appendages on the new larval instar.


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