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ID please (bug & "bites")

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  1. kristyna

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Sat Jun 1 2019 16:04:20
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    Hi,

    Two weeks ago I woke up with my first "bites", they were flat and did not itch. I assumed it must have been bed bugs and started observing everything. However, I never found any traces of them. But I still kept getting two or three new bumps each night. I got rid of our second hand chairs and our bed, since I am moving soon anyway, but today I woke up at night and felt something on my hand. I started searching for it and found the creature on the first pic in the album below crawling on the bed.

    Seems like it might be a carpet beetle larvae that lost its hairs? I would be relieved to at least finally see a cause of my bumps that have since gotten very itchy and raised, but can CBs really cause the red spots with dark centers you can see in the first pics I or may I be dealing with more than one type of bugs?

    Thank you for any advice.

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Sun Jun 2 2019 0:35:38
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    My first guess would be a female odd beetle. For a bed bug to light, when this long.

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Sun Jun 2 2019 8:22:37
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    Mawiwala - 7 hours ago  » 
    My first guess would be a female odd beetle. For a bed bug to light, when this long.

    No, it's not a female odd beetle. I'm not sure what species from that view of it in picture.

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