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ID Help Needed [a: beetle]

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  1. LostGirl

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Sun Aug 14 2016 2:25:44
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    Here I am again with another ID question….I tried to get the best photo I could but it is very hard to get a good shot as this bug is very tiny, and I'm taking the photo through a baggie. I am posting the two "best" shots I could get.


    It was on the couch and of course I am now freaking out that it is a bed bug. Can someone please identify this? Once again sorry for the quality of the photo, perhaps you can use a magnifier to look at the photo.

    Thank you.

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    Sun Aug 14 2016 8:05:55
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    It's a beetle, not a bed bug.

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    loubugs - 3 hours ago  » 
    It's a beetle, not a bed bug.

    loubugs, I thank you so much for this information, it takes a load off of my mind.

    I empathize so much with everyone who uses this board, I have gone through the wringer with my bed bug experience and I don't take any time without seeing them for granted. Once you have them, it's almost all you think about. When you see a bug that you would normally just kill and throw out you are now taking photographic evidence and coming to this board to have it ID'd. I can't tell you how much I appreciate the experts on this board, and I just want to say a huge thank you to the board for providing a place for us to come to when we are dealing with this horrible issue.


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