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ID these bugs please!! the shells.

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  1. bugbug77

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    Hello, a few weeks ago, I stayed in a hotel during my vacation. After that, I have seen some rash and bites on my skin. And, I found these terrific shells or dead bugs yesterday while cleaning! I am in panic right now. Please please help me to identify these shells or dead bugs. Please. Some of them looks like bed bugs, and some of them look like something else.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/163821332@N02/?

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    They all look like carpet beetle larvae to me, but feel free to wait for id from an expert.

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    Black or brown carpet beetle larvae can cause skin reactions in people, because of their spiky exterior. I have found adult carpet beetles in my apartment recently, and therefore I’ve researched how they look, also in different stages, the pictures look like spiky carpet beetle larvae.
    As said, an expert to be sure or maybe send them to a company to identify?

    I’ve written on two post now identifying bugs, I’m a little unsure as to the rules about this? Since I’m obviously not an expert.

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    Thank you very much for your reply. Yes, I am also assuming they are carpet beetles. I would love them to be carpet beetles instead of bed bugs.... for real....

    But, I cannot relax until I heard from experts...

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    Buggy Smalls - 15 minutes ago  » 
    Black or brown carpet beetle larvae can cause skin reactions in people, because of their spiky exterior. I have found adult carpet beetles in my apartment recently, and therefore I’ve researched how they look, also in different stages, the pictures look like spiky carpet beetle larvae.
    As said, an expert to be sure or maybe send them to a company to identify?
    I’ve written on two post now identifying bugs, I’m a little unsure as to the rules about this? Since I’m obviously not an expert.

    Thank you for your information. It is good to know that even carpet beetles can cause skin irritation.

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    Yeah, I get that a lot.
    Also wanted to say, that bed bugs look ‘the same’ through their metaphors,, that small nymphs look like smaller versions of an adult, so these looking like larvae is probably a good sign.
    Do these things have any legs or tentacles?

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    Buggy Smalls - 51 minutes ago  » 
    Black or brown carpet beetle larvae can cause skin reactions in people, because of their spiky exterior. I have found adult carpet beetles in my apartment recently, and therefore I’ve researched how they look, also in different stages, the pictures look like spiky carpet beetle larvae.
    As said, an expert to be sure or maybe send them to a company to identify?
    I’ve written on two post now identifying bugs, I’m a little unsure as to the rules about this? Since I’m obviously not an expert.

    The setae (hastisetae) that cause the dermatitis are not found on the black or brown carpet beetles (species of Attagenus), but are found on species of Anthrenus and that's what is represented in the pictures. These are larval shed skins.

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    loubugs - 11 minutes ago  » 

    Buggy Smalls - 51 minutes ago  » 
    Black or brown carpet beetle larvae can cause skin reactions in people, because of their spiky exterior. I have found adult carpet beetles in my apartment recently, and therefore I’ve researched how they look, also in different stages, the pictures look like spiky carpet beetle larvae.
    As said, an expert to be sure or maybe send them to a company to identify?
    I’ve written on two post now identifying bugs, I’m a little unsure as to the rules about this? Since I’m obviously not an expert.

    The setae (hastisetae) that cause the dermatitis are not found on the black or brown carpet beetles (species of Attagenus), but are found on species of Anthrenus and that's what is represented in the pictures. These are larval shed skins.

    OMG (crying) I am glad they are not bed bugs!! thank you so much for your response!!


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