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ID Needed! Is this a mangled bedbug?

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  1. Scared88

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    My husband stayed 1 night in a hotel and brought his clothes home in a plastic grocery bag. I washed them the next day, along with some other clothes. When I pulled the clothes from the washer to the dryer, this mangled bug fell out ... bedbug? If so, possible he brought a lone hitchhiker and I don't need to completely freak out??

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    It does not appear to be a bed bug.

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    Makes me feel a little better!! The shape of the end of the body is what really throws me. Plus the short antennae and/or lack of hairs on the legs, makes me think it can't be a roach. Not sure what else it may be...

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    Anything else you think it could be? And why you don't think it's a bedbug?

    Bedbugs are my WORST fear ... I literally got physically ill a couple months ago from stress after a bedbug scare from a vacation.

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    Scared88:
    My husband stayed 1 night in a hotel and brought his clothes home in a plastic grocery bag. I washed them the next day, along with some other clothes. When I pulled the clothes from the washer to the dryer, this mangled bug fell out ... bedbug? If so, possible he brought a lone hitchhiker and I don't need to completely freak out??

    Makes me feel a little better!! The shape of the end of the body is what really throws me. Plus the short antennae and/or lack of hairs on the legs, makes me think it can't be a roach. Not sure what else it may be...
    Anything else you think it could be? And why you don't think it's a bedbug?

    Bedbugs are my WORST fear ... I literally got physically ill a couple months ago from stress after a bedbug scare from a vacation.
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    Is this any better?

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    Scared88 - 2 hours ago  » 
    Is this any better?

    Unfortunately, not. Zooming in works but not clear all the way down. It looks more like a cockroach in one picture due to expanded thoracic shields.

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    My iPhone XS can only change the resolution for videos. Only two options for the picture mode: High Efficiency (pics above) and Most Compatible (positing a pic from that mode below). Appreciate your review though! Hopefully I won't be back in a couple weeks with another specimen.

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    I was really hoping not to be back here ... but yesterday morning I woke to find a blood stain on my bed, which I've NEVER noticed before. I read a thread where "fresh" red blood usually isn't indicative of BBs, but the coincidental timing of this to my find of a mangled bug (still unknown creature) makes me highly alarmed. Could this be related? I didn't find any bumps, aside from what I think is a pimple or inflamed hair follicle on my lower backs. Pics of both below. TIA for the advice!!

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    No one can ID a skin irritation from a photo.
    I'm sure there are hundreds of reasonable reasons for that stain to appear that are not bed bug related.

    And although currently not identified it is not a bed bug.

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    Thank you so much for the reply! And yes I figured the skin bump was futile, but just to show any correlation.

    Anyhow...as my paranoia mounts, I found this next "specimen" just this afternoon. I was bringing up freshly washed linens to my son's room and after I made the bed, I saw this in the middle of the floor - already dead. Not sure if it was in his room, or attached to the laundry basket I had brought from the laundry room.

    Never thought I would WISH for roaches, but would love for an expert to tell me this is NOT a bedbug! Help please?

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    I think it is probably a delphacid plant bug. It looks like there is a well-developed ovipositor present.

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    loubugs - 7 minutes ago  » 
    I think it is probably a delphacid plant bug. It looks like there is a well-developed ovipositor present.

    Yay!! So no chance BB, right?

    I have to tell you this site is amazing. You guys give your expert advice for FREE, putting minds at ease and getting people on the right track when needed. Appreciate you all so much!!

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    If you look at images of bed bugs you'll save yourself from worrying whenever you find something smaller than a football with legs.


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