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ID needed, please. [a: spider beetles]

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  1. ael371

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Sat Jan 26 2013 20:55:56
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    Hello again all,

    Please ID this little guy found on our bedroom wall.

    Thanks so much, again, for offering peace of mind and advice to NYC-dwellers

  2. arianacassie

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Sat Jan 26 2013 21:14:56
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    maybe its just me but i cant see the picture

  3. theyareoutthere

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Sat Jan 26 2013 21:30:11
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    Me either

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    = TAOT
  4. ael371

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Sat Jan 26 2013 22:00:36
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    oh no! I'm so sorry. It shows up on my page.

    What about this? Thanks!

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Sat Jan 26 2013 22:02:52
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    Not an expert...legs look too long to me..however, nonexperts don't identify. It's Saturday night so they experts may not be back until Sunday or Monday. Good luck!

  6. rs1971

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    Sat Jan 26 2013 23:03:05
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    I am not an expert either but that is 100% not a bed bug. I'm pretty sure (though slightly less than 100%) that it's a spider beetle.

  7. bed-bugscouk

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    Sun Jan 27 2013 9:17:03
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    Hi,

    It's 100% not bedbug.

    I am pretty certain you will find its a spider beetle.

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  8. Blackheart

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    OMG we should all be so lucky!

    Congrats on your NON bedbug!

    Sam

  9. ael371

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    Thanks for your time everyone!!

    We are on the 4th floor of a 12 story building and hear of bedbug issues on upper floors every few months... so being very cautious as it sometimes feels like a matter of time before they get to us!

    Safe for now... thanks

  10. P Bello

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Sun Jan 27 2013 11:00:17
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    Yes, as DC states above this is a spider beetle.

    They seem to be common in NY as over the past trips there to help out with various pest problems they are often found in the monitor/sticky traps.

    Some regard these critters as a pantry type pest so, you may need to inspect your stored food stuffs to see if any are infested and being fed upon by these critters. Check out foods such as pasta, oatmeal, rice, flour, grain type products, cake & biscuit type mixes, raisins, nuts, dried fruits, etc. In plastic bagged type products (rice, beans, etc.) where you can see through the packaging, look for "frass" (kinda-sorta like sawdust) which is created as a by product of pantry pest feeding and will be found settled at the bottom of the bag.

    Overall, these critters don't pose a huge threat.

    Hope this helps ! paul b.

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    Mon Jan 28 2013 11:28:19
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    Looks like the shiny spider beetle, Gibbium aequinoctiale, if you're in the U.S., Canada.

    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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