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Is this a bed bug or beetle? [a: dermestid beetle]

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  1. Centermeonsam

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Thu Apr 7 2016 18:03:53
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    Is this a bed bug or beetle?

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    Thu Apr 7 2016 18:29:57
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    Not a bed bug, kinda looks like a larder beetle. Kinda dark to tell for sure in the photo.

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    Not a bed bug. Wait for an expert for a more specific ID.

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
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    SODABOTTLEBB - 15 hours ago  » 
    Not a bed bug, kinda looks like a larder beetle. Kinda dark to tell for sure in the photo.

    Larder beetle usually refers to species of Dermestes which this is not; however, it looks like another dermestid species. Looks like a male, too, but the pictures are too small and resolution is not high enough to allow for specific ID.

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