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Stain on Sheets / Mystery bug found under bed skirt

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  1. 16424425

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Tue Jul 14 2015 21:41:13
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    Hi,

    I woke up this morning with something that could be bed bug bites on my back, but possibly also mosquito bites or something else unrelated. After thoroughly inspecting my room, I found a bug under the bed skirt. It doesn't look like a bed bug, but I don't know for sure.

    http://imgur.com/ASCuWif

    I also saw some marks on the sheet under my pillow, would be around where I could have been bitten.

    http://imgur.com/FNuJi8B
    http://imgur.com/H7XgktT

    Any opinion on if this could be bed bug related?

    Thanks!

  2. loubugs

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Wed Jul 15 2015 3:42:32
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    The insect is a click beetle, family Elateridae. I flew in from outdoors and hid under the bed skirt.

    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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