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I found a bug on my pillow last night and i am panicking now to what it is or where it came from my mother has similar smaller ones on her window chill and alot of them but i only found 1 of them which i cant seem to find what it is

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Lara,

This is an adult varied carpet beetle, see http://www.livingwithbugs.com/carpet_beetle.html for more pictures. Also, that page gives some suggestions for control. You might also be interested in these suggestions for adding light when photographing small objects http://www.livingwithbugs.com/ec.html (green box at bottom of page).

Jack DeAngelis

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Jack DeAngelis

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I can answer questions in any area of entomology (study of insects, spiders, mites, ticks, and other terrestrial arthropods). Contact me about home and garden insects, insects that bite and sting, and insects that damage homes such as carpenter ants and termites.

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20 years as university extension entomologist, now retired; currently publish a website about home and garden insects.

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see www.livingwithbugs.com/resume.html

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Ph.D. in Entomology

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