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Please ID this bug found in my couch [a: carpet beetle larva]

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  1. Brightly79

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Wed Sep 20 2017 11:20:28

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    I found a few of these in my couch. They are tiny and segmented. I don't think they're bed bugs. But some reassurance would certainly help!

  2. psychologically_messed_up

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Wed Sep 20 2017 11:48:23

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    Appears to be beetle- possibly carpet beetles? But not bed bugs.

    Please do wait for expert confirmation though, to be 100% sure.

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  3. loubugs

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Wed Sep 20 2017 13:27:35

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    Insect larva on finger looks like a species of Anthrenus carpet beetle.

    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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