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  1. HopefullyParanoid

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Sat Dec 31 2011 2:59:31
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    I have a picture of a bug that I found, but I am not sure where it is best to upload it. I've had a comforter (unwashed) piled on the corner of a pullout bed sofa for a couple of months now. When I finally went to move it today, I noticed about 4 of these bugs wriggling around on the fabric- they look like larvae

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Sat Dec 31 2011 3:02:00
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    Post on imageshack and post link here.
    Bed bugs don't have larvae stage. Maybe it's carpet beetle larvae.

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Sat Dec 31 2011 4:28:32
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    My guess is carpet beetle larvae I am sure some expert will give you an id soon.

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Sat Dec 31 2011 4:35:14
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    Hi,

    It's a demistid or carpet beetle larva.

    If you look here you will about how they can cause a "bite like" reaction:

    http://Www.bed-bugs.co.uk/carpetbeetles

    Hope that helps.

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    Looks like a dermestid larva, but one that has had so much of its hairs (setae) removed by its crawling about, by handling or if its been dead, then just natural degradation. Judging by its body shape, it looks more like a member of the genus, Anthrenus. The beetles would be chunky and have flattened, colored scales on the body that form patterns of pale, orange, brown, dark brown, black. You may find these at windows or crawling on floors, up walls, or just waiting around. The immature carpet beetles are often located in the material upon which they feed and can be in stored items composed of fur (woolens), feathers, down, to name but a few.

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