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#1 jerzdawg

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 23:05

Located in a house in New Jersey

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#2 Barney T.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 23:06

Looks like a spider from this angle....... it is hard to tell from that one pic. Do you have any more?

(I looked at it again and switched my thoughts..........)

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 23:10

Yeah it's got 6 legs so not a spider.. could be a tick.. naa a tick has 8 legs.. and is considered an arachnid

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 23:11

Ahhh, I was just about to post that. Ticks have 8 legs (6 when they are first born). Maybe some type of beetle?

Wait..... bedbug?

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 23:14

any pics with better detail?

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 23:16

Ahhh, I was just about to post that. Ticks have 8 legs (6 when they are first born). Maybe some type of beetle?

Wait..... bedbug?

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Yeah I would say beetle.. but I think bedbugs are smaller.. the head to body transition doesn't match a bedbug

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 23:18

Yea no other pics right now.. Someone sent me the pic via text so I don't have too much info right now.

Yeah I would say beetle.. but I think bedbugs are smaller.. the head to body transition doesn't match a bedbug

Hmm..does fit the body type of a bedbug..but yea looks very large but I've never seen a bedbug in the "flesh"

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 23:24

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#9 xendrome

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 23:25

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Sorry that is a bed bug.. but it doesn't match the shape of the OPs bug

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 23:27

That's a tick and has 8 legs, this has 6


i google imaged bed bug... i think that pic has 6 legs.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 23:28

i google imaged bed bug... i think that pic has 6 legs.


See my edit above. The position of the head/torso/thorax doesn't match very well with a bedbug

Although here is a younger stage bedbug that closer matches it - Posted Image
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So it could be, but that's TINY, we'd need a size comparison in the next picture.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 23:29

I'm going with some kind of tiny beetle.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 23:32

I'm going with some kind of tiny beetle.


Yeah it's really hard to tell, a bedbug is only like 2-3mm...

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 00:20

my first guess was a beetle of some sort.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 00:34

Baby beetle? There are thousands of beetle species.

Edit: millions :)