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Please help ID if its bedbug [a: beetle from family Latridiidae]

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  1. iamscare

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    Posted 4 years ago
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  2. iamscare

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    Please help. I'm very scare now. I found 1 only. I'm trying to take a better pic of it, but I think I'm ruining it while trying to take picture cuz it's very small. Thank you very much.

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    I am not an expert, but this does not look like a bed bug:

    Untitled by ilovechamomile, on Flickr

    Compare it to the photos in our gallery of bed bug images.

    Look at the shape of the head and how it is attached to the body in your photo. Compare with this bed bug:

    Bed Bug, Valdosta, Georgia, USA by TomSpinker, on Flickr

    (photo used under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license).

    Can you see how the head on your specimen is different? On your bug, the head is almost like a square block with rounded corners which is attached to an oval shaped abdomen. Enlarging both photos by clicking the thumbnails helps you to see the difference.

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
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    OK, taking a moment here for just one "bug ID":

    1. Firstly, your photos are not clear enough to tell "exactly what it is".

    2. We can tell from the photos that it's NOT a bed bug. (NBs is correct in her non-BB ID here.)

    3. The general shape and the appearance of other features makes this critter appear to be a beetle.

    4. We can almost see the following would be characteristic of certain types of beetles:
    a. the heavy elytra or shell like forewings
    b. the clavate or club like antennae

    Relax, it's not a bed bug.

    Perhaps post better photos so we can see exactly what it is.

    pjb

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Tue Apr 14 2015 2:40:14
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    https://flickr.com/photos/82361995@N08/sets/72157649619870064

    Sorry about the poor picture quality, it was so hard to capture the picture clearly. But I try to zoom in into a few pictures. One of the picture is the back side of the bug, not sure if the fizziness is just my poor picture quality or is there fuzz on the bug? I did not notice any fuzz / hair though when I was looking at the bug. It could just be poor quality picture.

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    It's a little fuzzy, but it's definitely a beetle and judging from its small size and general appearance, it could be a plaster beetle or something related to these kinds of beetles. Beetle family is Latridiidae. So one of the fungus-type beetles normally associated in the home with some increased moisture condition that could be within a wall and not readily visible. Some species are attracted to moldy food items.

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    Thank you. I'm much relief to know it's not a bb. Thank you everyone

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    iamscare - 46 minutes ago  » 
    Thank you. I'm much relief to know it's not a bb. Thank you everyone

    You're welcome, and please do spend some time with the photo links above, so you won't need to get scared next time you see an unfamiliar bug.


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