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ATTN: Lou!! [a: anthocorid nymph-- PCO ID was wrong]

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  1. Slc0000

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    Posted 2 months ago
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    Hi again...... I had sent you guys a pic of a bug that both David and Lou said wasn't a bedbug but I took it to a pest control company and a few people looked at it and said that they were 100% sure that it was! Is there any way that I can send this bug to you Lou so that you can see it in real life? This is driving me to the point of insanity. They said that it is harder for people to tell by pics because it's not a 360 degree view.

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    Posted 2 months ago
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    What's the link to your posting with the unknown pictured?
    send specimen to me. It's in a PM to you.

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    Posted 2 months ago
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    http://imgur.com/W9PMWtl
    http://imgur.com/iItdzwR
    He had multiple people in the office look at it so I'm so confused and upset. He said 1st or 2nd in star nymph

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    Posted 2 months ago
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    And I saw another lady was in the same boat not too long ago. Her PCO was saying it was too and you said to send it to you. So Thank you I appreciate it

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    loubugs - 4 hours ago  » 
    What's the link to your posting with the unknown pictured?
    send specimen to me. It's in a PM to you.

    This is the other thread with the photos ID'd:
    http://bedbugger.com/forum/topic/expert-id-needed-please-13

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
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    Posted 2 months ago
    Sat Jul 15 2017 4:47:55
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    Only the one specimen was collected? No others?

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    Posted 2 months ago
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    Yes only the one

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    I did find this too but I'm guessing this is a book louse?
    http://imgur.com/bRqoUHG

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    Slc0000 - 1 hour ago  » 
    I did find this too but I'm guessing this is a book louse?
    http://imgur.com/bRqoUHG

    Correct.

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    Posted 1 month ago
    Tue Jul 25 2017 18:08:55
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    I received the specimen and will take pictures to post alongside a first instar bed bug nymph.

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    loubugs - 5 hours ago  » 
    I received the specimen and will take pictures to post alongside a first instar bed bug nymph.

    Thanks, Lou!

  12. loubugs

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    Posted 1 month ago
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    Nobugsonme - 8 hours ago  » 

    loubugs - 5 hours ago  » 
    I received the specimen and will take pictures to post alongside a first instar bed bug nymph.

    Thanks, Lou!

    A quick 2 shots with one of my digital microscopes that is a stand-alone and doesn't have to be connected to a computer or pad or phone to view. It's good enough to demonstrate the IDs of the known bed bug first instar nymph and the one sample bug nymph that was sent to me.
    Dorsal views of 2 bugs by louento.pix, on Flickr
    Ventral views of 2 bugs by louento.pix, on Flickr
    So Slc0000 tell your PCO/PMP that he (and office mates) made a mistake in identification. This is an true bug nymph and not a Cimex lectularius nymph. Antennae, eyes and rostrum very different. Don't go by color. Red is the normal coloration of some anthocorid nymphs and other bug nymphs and is not from any imbibed human blood. I wonder how many other misapplications were made for bed bug control based on mis-identification of the bug?

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    Posted 1 month ago
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    I can't Thank you guys enough for your expertise


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