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(ID Needed) spider or bed bug?

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  1. manytravels

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    Sat Nov 26 2016 2:27:17
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    hi folks,

    I found this little guy on the sheets of my guest room. it moves like a spider and I believe there are (8) legs, but the shape and coloring make me think bed bugs... ideas?

    http://imgur.com/a/pJcZh

    thanks in advance!

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    Sat Nov 26 2016 2:32:44
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    I am no expert but it is definitely not a bedbug. I would think it is a shiny spider. If you Google bedbug images you will see the difference

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    manytravels - 3 hours ago  » 
    hi folks,
    I found this little guy on the sheets of my guest room. it moves like a spider and I believe there are (8) legs, but the shape and coloring make me think bed bugs... ideas?
    http://imgur.com/a/pJcZh
    thanks in advance!

    Yes, 8 legs. It is a spider. This is a species of oecobiid spider. Body shape and coloration have nothing to do with bed bug body and coloration.

    frightened - 3 hours ago  » 
    I am no expert but it is definitely not a bedbug. I would think it is a shiny spider. If you Google bedbug images you will see the difference

    There is an insect called shiny spider beetle, but this is not it. The shiny spider beetle is pear-shaped and reddish brown. Its antennae are heavy and because of this often thought of as being legs thus rendering an 8-legged insect which would be a spider. The arthropod in the picture is actually 8-legged and as noted above, is a spider.

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