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ID NEEDED what bug is this??? please help

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  1. berry1

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    Posted 3 months ago
    Sat Jul 20 2019 8:50:25

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    please check link to see images :

    what bug is this??? i found this on the floor under my lofted bed in an apartment i am staying at for a few weeks in japan. it has been 3 weeks i have stayed in this apartment and have not had any bites.

    i put a quarter for size reference and in one of the pics are all the pieces i found altogether in the same spot. PLEASE HELP

  2. bed-bugscouk

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    Posted 3 months ago
    Sat Jul 20 2019 10:04:56

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    If you search for “headless ladybug” you will find similar examples. The appearance is deceptively similar to bed bugs but dead bed bugs are wafer thin and NEVER have depth.

    Hope that helps.

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  3. loubugs

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    Posted 3 months ago
    Sun Jul 21 2019 7:25:10

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    These are broken beetles. The break occurred between the thorax and abdomen. So parts include thorax and head plus abdomen. There are some legs. Hard to see antennae. Difficult to say which species, but possibly a cigarette beetle and these are now classified in the spider beetle family, Ptinidae. This is a common stored food product (including spices, pasta, dried fruits, dried plants including potpourri) pest and also rodent bait and rodent food cache pest.

    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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