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Insect and Spider Identification: 2 of these bugs found in 14 yo kid's bed

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estebanverde
Golden, CO

April 5, 2014
2:27 PM

Post #9805650

For Spring Break last week I took the kids to San Francisco and we stayed in a few different motels.
This morning my 14 year old told me he found some bugs in his bed. Here is a photo taken with my microscope at approximately 30X magnification. The little bugger is about 2 mm long. What is it?
Thank you,
Steve in Golden, Colorado

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Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

April 5, 2014
3:34 PM

Post #9805682

These look like young larvae of a carpet beetle (family Dermestidae).

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pollengarden
Pueblo, CO
(Zone 5b)

April 16, 2014
7:45 PM

Post #9814625

We are more likely to have carpet beetles than wool moths in Colorado. See this fact sheet:

http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/insect/05549.html

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