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  1. 3ntr0py

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Mon Jan 30 2012 13:04:22
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    Possible Bed Bug http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g27/nosaj7/IMG_5222.png

    We live in Texas and I found it crawling on the wall. Its daytime. Its between 3-5 mm, small.

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Mon Jan 30 2012 13:58:23
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    In my opinion it's a bean beetle (family Bruchidae)

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Mon Jan 30 2012 14:02:48
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    Hi,

    I will go with EffeCi as he is rarely wrong but its 100% not bedbug.

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Mon Jan 30 2012 16:04:41
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    Yes, a beetle, not a bed bug. Actually, EffeCi, does look like a seed beetle (sometimes called seed weevil, although not a true weevil), historically placed in family Bruchidae. Now these beetles are classified in the subfamily Bruchinae in the family Chrysomelidae, the leaf beetles. Not sure of its size in the picture, but at least it's not a bed bug.

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Mon Jan 30 2012 16:12:20
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    Now these beetles are classified in the subfamily Bruchinae

    Thanks for the upgrade, Lou, I think I've lost this taxonomy change...


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