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Is this a bedbug? [a: no]

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  1. Ame85

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Wed Feb 18 2015 11:23:17
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    Just found this on my mattress in Thailand. Apologies if it's a little grainy...the bug had two distinct body segments. https://www.dropbox.com/s/f6jbj3kdgjo6sw2/2015-02-18%2023.01.12.jpg?dl=0

  2. Ame85

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Wed Feb 18 2015 11:31:38
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    Forgot to add: I'm in a hotel room and have dealt with a past infestation on my home, so I'm a little extra paranoid.

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Wed Feb 18 2015 11:49:50
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    Not an expert, but definitely doesn't look like a bed bug. I'm sure one will be along soon to help.

    In the meantime you might look at the FAQ's to help ease your mind.

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Wed Feb 18 2015 11:50:59
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    Hi,

    Although bedbugs have three body segments (as all insects do) they are less discrete and separate than say with an ant or hornet.

    In this case the leg positions and appearance are also obvious signs this is 100% not bedbug related.

    Hope that helps and enjoy the trip.

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Wed Feb 18 2015 11:51:05
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    Thanks--one more photo that might be clearer too:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/7h4d47wq8dwie3s/2015-02-18%2023.01.14.jpg?dl=0

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    Wed Feb 18 2015 11:51:46
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    Thanks David, much appreciated!

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    Wed Feb 18 2015 12:04:18
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    I think I see eight legs? Spider.

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    Wed Feb 18 2015 13:01:49
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    It's not super clear but I thought spider too.

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
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    Wed Feb 18 2015 13:50:12
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    Yes, it's a spider. Could be a spiderling (young spider) rather than a small adult.

    Professional entomologist/arachnologist. I consult on all matters dealing with insects and arachnids, including those of natural history and biology to pest management and forensic entomology investigations.

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