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bentz69 04-27-2011 05:24 PM

what kind of bug is this?
 
If not, what kind of bug is this? Ive seen 2 or 3 of these in my bedroom over the past month. One was on my bed, and the second was by my ceiling fan. Ive picked up the bed and looked all over the floor and walls and I cant find any more.


Thank you

http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/4531/unled1ux.jpg

Red Squirrel 04-27-2011 06:10 PM

I think that is a bed bug... but hopefully I'm wrong. I hear they are very hard to get rid of.

bentz69 04-27-2011 06:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Red Squirrel (Post 637845)
I think that is a bed bug... but hopefully I'm wrong. I hear they are very hard to get rid of.

after some searching, I just found out its a spider beetle

amyevans 05-11-2011 10:23 AM

Are you sure these aren't bed bugs, it looks exactly like a bed bug to me?

I guess you'll know anyway if you start waking up covered in bites.

I'll cross my fingers for you that they're what you think they are.

rightit 05-11-2011 04:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by amyevans (Post 645698)
Are you sure these aren't bed bugs, it looks exactly like a bed bug to me?

I guess you'll know anyway if you start waking up covered in bites.

I'll cross my fingers for you that they're what you think they are.

The body shape does look very similar to this photo of a Spider Beetle, as seen here:

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/...-spider-beetle

As opposed to the bedbug photos here:

http://bedbugger.com/photos-of-bed-b...s-of-bed-bugs/

Mark

amyevans 05-23-2011 06:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rightit (Post 645925)
The body shape does look very similar to this photo of a Spider Beetle, as seen here:

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/...-spider-beetle

As opposed to the bedbug photos here:

http://bedbugger.com/photos-of-bed-b...s-of-bed-bugs/

Mark

Yep, looks like you're right. Do spider beetles cause many problems?

Though tbf I can't see many bugs causing more problems than bed bugs are able to, so the spider beetles probably a blessing in disguise!

rightit 05-24-2011 08:41 PM

They appear to be of the pantry pest variety and can be found in pantries, grain mills, etc. You may want to keep an eye on dry foods, cereals, books, and similar for signs. I doubt that seeing one means you are infested, but due diligence can save much trouble.

loubugs 12-01-2012 05:59 PM

That spider beetle is called the shiny spider beetle, scientific name is Gibbium aequinoctiale. It is a scavenger, but not necessarily on dry pantry foods, but also dry carcasses such as rodent and bird and also bird nests, rodent nests and dead insects. Typically the larvae would be doing the bulk of the feeding.


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