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ID needed - is this a crushed bed bug? [a: part of a plant stem]

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  1. wewef

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Wed Jun 21 2017 11:27:57
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    This was in my bed, the sheets were cleaned the day before, so whatever it is, it had not been on the sheets long. Is it part of a (crushed?) bed bug?

    It was hard and dry and disintegrated easily on the paper after I took that picture. There are no obvious signs of others when inspecting the mattress, frame etc.

    I have had some bites recently. However, I have also been sitting outside a fair bit too so lots of exposure to other bugs.

    Zooming in on the picture, whatever it is has a strange texture/surface.

    http://picpaste.com/pics/2017-06-21_09.24.00-e6Gq6kEL.1498062124.jpg

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Wed Jun 21 2017 11:50:35
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    http://picpaste.com/pics/2017-06-21_09.24.00-e6Gq6kEL.1498063765.jpg

    Just post the URL, you don't need to embed it. I fixed it for you.

    Not a pro here. Call me Jon Snow...... for I know nothing, except what I've experienced.
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    Wed Jun 21 2017 12:03:56
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    Doesn't look like an insect at all. My guess is plant material.

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    Wed Jun 21 2017 12:16:55
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    Definitely not bed bug related, probably not insect related as stated above.

  5. wewef

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    Wed Jun 28 2017 6:02:22
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    Thanks for the replies and advice about the picture

  6. loubugs

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    Wed Jun 28 2017 11:12:42
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    Terminal part of a plant stem. Please look at pictures of bed bugs for comparison.

    Professional entomologist/arachnologist. I consult on all matters dealing with insects and arachnids, including those of natural history and biology to pest management and forensic entomology investigations.

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