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Is this a bed bug shell? ID needed

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  1. ttbb12

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    Posted 3 months ago
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    Found this in my sheets the other morning. There weren't legs or a body, flipped it over and looks the same on both sides and was really thin like a leaf. Felt like a dried leaf almost so I can't decide if it is a Bed Bug shell?

    Any help would be appreciated!

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    ttbb12 - 16 hours ago  » 
    Found this in my sheets the other morning. There weren't legs or a body, flipped it over and looks the same on both sides and was really thin like a leaf. Felt like a dried leaf almost so I can't decide if it is a Bed Bug shell?
    Any help would be appreciated!

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    Posted 3 months ago
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    loubugs - 1 day ago  » 

    ttbb12 - 16 hours ago  » 
    Found this in my sheets the other morning. There weren't legs or a body, flipped it over and looks the same on both sides and was really thin like a leaf. Felt like a dried leaf almost so I can't decide if it is a Bed Bug shell?
    Any help would be appreciated!

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    Thank you so much for responding. My paranoia about these bugs is out of this world. I appreciate you!

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    Hi,

    Almost identical to this reference image:

    bed bugs limited gallery 3 - non bed bug artifacts by David Cain, on Flickr

    Which was plant based material.

    Hope that helps.

    David Cain
    Bed Bugs Limited

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