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Bed bug nymph? [a: masked hunter reduviid]

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  1. Searchingforit

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    Posted 2 weeks ago
    Tue Aug 8 2017 1:35:21
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    I have been getting bitten by something at night.

    I have been searching high and low and this is the first thing I have seen.

    The legs look longer than any online nymph photos I have seen and the body less squat.

    Please help!

    https://imgur.com/gallery/zg7k

  2. Searchingforit

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    Posted 2 weeks ago
    Tue Aug 8 2017 1:45:08
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    If that link did not work here is another?

    https://imgur.com/gallery/zg7kA

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    Posted 2 weeks ago
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    not a pro but I know that's not a bed bug. look at those long silly legs

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    AgeanStable - 2 hours ago  » 
    not a pro but I know that's not a bed bug. look at those long silly legs

    Quite true. It's a nymph of what I believe is a masked hunter reduviid, sometimes called the masked bed bug hunter. This is another kind of bug, but it is predaceous and feeds on many kinds of insects.

    Professional entomologist/arachnologist. I consult on all matters dealing with insects and arachnids, including those of natural history and biology to pest management and forensic entomology investigations.
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    Posted 1 week ago
    Wed Aug 9 2017 2:08:50
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    Is it possible this is what is biting me night after night? Bites are quite big and solid.

    I found two more in two different rooms of the house, all have been found along the baseboard.

    But no signs of Bbs (besides bites)

    https://imgur.com/gallery/hlcQa

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    Searchingforit - 5 hours ago  » 
    Is it possible this is what is biting me night after night? Bites are quite big and solid.
    I found two more in two different rooms of the house, all have been found along the baseboard.
    But no signs of Bbs (besides bites)
    https://imgur.com/gallery/hlcQa

    I don't know of these reduviid bug species really biting people.


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