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Urgent ID (about to lose my mind) [a: one of several fungus beetles]

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  1. iamscared

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Tue Nov 1 2016 15:52:12
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    Can someone please ID this?

    I'm fairly certain it's not a bed bug but I just found this today in addition to the psocids problem I'm battling so would really appreciate your knowledge.

    Can you please ID and also let me know if this could be a one off (like a fly) or if this is another infestation I need worry about ?

    I am literally at wits end and I have no where else to turn to - I know psocids aren't the worst that can happen but I am so stressed and unhappy with life right now that I don't want to even come home anymore.

    Please help.

    http://imgur.com/49RrzQl
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    Video of it upside down on a sticky tape: https://vid.me/PeDm

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Tue Nov 1 2016 16:03:23
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    Definitely not a bed bug. Looks like a type of beetle. If you look at the back you can see that it has wing covers. The antennae are also very different from those of a bed bug. The head size and shape are not like the head of a bed bug.

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Tue Nov 1 2016 16:29:54
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    Could be a Cryptophagid or Mycetophagid beetle or even Latridiid beetle, but either way these are fungus beetles and some species come indoors and could be indicative of a moisture (but not necessarily wet) condition. Book lice would be another insect that could be found, too.

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Tue Nov 1 2016 16:42:43
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    loubugs - 12 minutes ago  » 
    Could be a Cryptophagid or Mycetophagid beetle or even Latridiid beetle, but either way these are fungus beetles and some species come indoors and could be indicative of a moisture (but not necessarily wet) condition. Book lice would be another insect that could be found, too.

    Lou, please - could you please tell me what is the best course of action at this point?


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