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Is it possible this is an egg or is it nothing? (ID)

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  1. fodufafa

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    Posted 1 month ago
    Wed Aug 21 2019 22:16:00
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    http://www.imgur.com/a/jUoe3Pg

    Sorry if the picture isn't clear enough to even tell. I tried to get multiple pictures on different backgrounds, but my phone's camera isn't great for small things and the lighting in here is terrible. The shape is obviously weird, but I had been handling it. It was pretty malleable, don't know if that's true of eggs.

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    If not, would anyone know what kind of bug this is: http://www.imgur.com/a/piumBTa

    I found a number of those while cleaning under my bed looking for any signs of bed bugs(I know these aren't them). I also found these: http://www.imgur.com/a/iUD2y7j

    Just trying to find the source of these clusters of bite-like reactions I've been having. So far no damning evidence of bed bugs- did find a black speck on my mattress. When I wet it it left a slight maybe rust colored spot under it? Could have been fecal matter, also could have been dirt idk.

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    Wed Aug 21 2019 23:49:42
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    Not a bed bug egg.

    First bug pic is a spider beetle.

    Second pic is beetle larva.

    Can’t guess on the stain - could be anything. Post a picture of that

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    Thu Aug 22 2019 13:35:46
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    Not bed bug egg. Looks like debris.
    Shiny spider beetle, Gibbium aequinoctiale.
    Larva of dermestid/carpet beetle called odd beetle, Thylodrias contractus. Common name refers to dissimilar male and female.

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    Thanks to both of you.

    So these are carpet beetle larva? And could result in bed bug-like skin reactions then? I have dealt with them in the past and know that they give me that kind of reaction. I didn't think they were, because I don't see those hairs on them.

    I didn't bother to take a picture of the stain, because it was too small to really be indicative of anything I figured.


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