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Please help me ID this bug [a: spider beetle]

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  1. AnxiousSoldier

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Sun Feb 14 2016 12:34:34
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    Hi all,

    Found this near the bed this morning. It doesn't look like a bed bug to me but I have no idea what it is. Excuse the white powdery stuff; it's diatomaceous earth.

    Anyone? Thanks


  2. loubugs

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Sun Feb 14 2016 16:00:10
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    AnxiousSoldier - 3 hours ago  » 
    Hi all,
    Found this near the bed this morning. It doesn't look like a bed bug to me but I have no idea what it is. Excuse the white powdery stuff; it's diatomaceous earth.
    Anyone? Thanks

    Correct, not a bed bug, It's actually a spider beetle and is a species of Mezium, so either americanum or affine.

    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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    Posted 3 years ago
    Sun Feb 14 2016 18:49:27
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    Wow, brilliant! I am in the company of people who know. Thanks so much!

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    Mon Feb 15 2016 22:22:16
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    Lou, thank you! It looked darker than I typically see in pictures.

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