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Male or female

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  1. lsdrg706

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    Posted 6 months ago
    Fri Aug 3 2018 18:42:05

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    I've had this pic since the 18th, and haven't posted this question because I really didn't want to know at the time. I do now I guess...

    Anyway, this was the one I found literally just under the corner of my comforter a few weeks ago. Male or female? Can you tell with my rather crappy pic? Unfortunately I do not have a functioning scanner, so I had to use my cheapie macro lens on my phone. And also unfortunately I cannot get a better pic because well, it accidentally "exploded" under the tape when I put my phone on my desk, and when it became nothing more than a black stained blotch I threw it away into the used cat litter bin (which kinda felt satisfying).

  2. loubugs

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    Posted 6 months ago
    Sat Aug 4 2018 7:12:30

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    Too bad about the quality of the picture. It could be a late instar nymph. Not sure about the area where the front wings are.

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