Bug/skin(?) found in interceptor: please ID photo(8 posts)
I have interceptors on my bed and have been checking them faithfully since I was exposed to a bed bugs. I found this in the interceptor today. It is tiny--just 1mm. I have looked at it under 15x magnification and under 60x magnification, and it looks to me like it is a bug of some sort, but I can't determine what. I know these photos are kind of small, but they were the best I could do--put the camera on the macro setting and put that up against the 15x magnifying glass.
Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks to everyone who chimes in on all of these posts!
Two photos of the same thing, with different lighting:
I would say that is not bed bug related. (I'm not an expert or anything. Just basing it on the pics I've looked at.)
Highly doubt it. How big is it since there is nothing to judge by?
It is exactly 1mm.
I'm bumping this for any experts (although I know most of you are in Chicago and likely not on the site right now). If anyone has any insight, please let me know. Also, a reminder that this is exactly 1mm in size--not sure if that's too small to be a first instar nymph, I have seen contradictory statements about that online.
Not a BB....
Thanks EffeCi. I have been staring at this thing under 60x magnification all day and was just about convinced that it was. I am so appreciative.
EffCi (or anyone else who might know), do you have any idea what this bug might be? I wish I could take a photo with 60x magnification, which is just so much clearer. It is definitely a bug--it seems to have a "border" around its edges, and it looks too symmetrical/consistent to be a piece of debris. The border and everything actually has the look of the body of a bedbug nymph or a louse (I have noticed that type of patterning on both). Any idea of what it could be?
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