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  1. Panicked

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    Mon Sep 11 2017 9:24:04
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    Is this a bed bug?!!

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/141671373@N07/shares/6n6o97

    I washed some items of clothes and noticed when I took them out of the washing machine there were quite a few bits stuck to them. Mainly on the dark clothes, but probably because they were more easily seen. When u look at them closely they are small bugs. Please see below.

    However, this one has me worried the most. It looks just like it could have been a bedbug!! Can anyone put me out of my misery! Hoping I have enough identifiable parts in the pictures to tell. Obviously I think it may have been thro the wash so could be distorted.

    Also, could anyone help with the other pictures all of which were stuck to my clothes as some of those look like cast skins. But I'm hoping they are booklice, which I'm always finding. Many thanks

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/141671373@N07/shares/09Y9Ei

    Hope the links have worked. Too many pics to post individually!

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    Posted 2 weeks ago
    Mon Sep 11 2017 10:42:54
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    Some more close up pics of back end

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/141671373@N07/shares/d799EQ

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    That's an interesting looking specimen for sure, I'm interested in what Lou has to say. I don't think it's a bed bug, but I'm not sure what the heck it is. Great pics by the way.

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    Posted 2 weeks ago
    Mon Sep 11 2017 11:07:57
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    Looks like a mite

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    I'm hoping it is a mite although I think too big for that?? The antenna look quite big on head if you know what I mean for bed bug, but I cannot find anything else that remotely resembles it. It almost looks like 2 little legs on top of the back end in last pics I posted. Petty sure that is the top of bug. Some of the white skins I posted also looked like there were 2 little points at the end of abdomen. Maybe baby earwigs?? I have no idea. Can't stop worrying.

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    Hi,

    Its not a bed bug.

    It is most likely an aphid or close relative which are in fact very distant relatives to bed bugs.

    Nothing to worry about unless your a plant.

    Hope that helps.

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    bed-bugscouk - 3 hours ago  » 
    Hi,
    Its not a bed bug.
    It is most likely an aphid or close relative which are in fact very distant relatives to bed bugs.
    Nothing to worry about unless your a plant.
    Hope that helps.
    David Cain
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    Thanks very much David!! Never thought to look at Aphids. Usually associate them with being green. My bug certainly has all the characteristics of an Aphid!! Fingers crossed Lou doesn't disagree. Was it the photos of the back end I put on with those tiny leg like things showing that done it!? Lol.

    I'm hoping Lou can shed some light on the other insects, and shells/skins. Do you have any idea? There were lots of them. Photos are just a few. Thanks again

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    Hi I see the title has been updated, however, As per my comments, I would still like some feedback on the second set of pictures that I included. Thanks very much

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    bedbugsbugme - 18 hours ago  » 
    Looks like a mite

    No. Only 6 legs. Cornicles are on rear and not legs.

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    Panicked - 14 hours ago  » 

    bed-bugscouk - 3 hours ago  » 
    Hi,
    Its not a bed bug.
    It is most likely an aphid or close relative which are in fact very distant relatives to bed bugs.
    Nothing to worry about unless your a plant.
    Hope that helps.
    David Cain
    Bed Bugs Limited

    Thanks very much David!! Never thought to look at Aphids. Usually associate them with being green. My bug certainly has all the characteristics of an Aphid!! Fingers crossed Lou doesn't disagree. Was it the photos of the back end I put on with those tiny leg like things showing that done it!? Lol.
    I'm hoping Lou can shed some light on the other insects, and shells/skins. Do you have any idea? There were lots of them. Photos are just a few. Thanks again

    Your plants have to worry. These look like shed skins of aphids. The cornicles are on the rear of the insects, are not legs, so mite is incorrect.

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    loubugs - 3 hours ago  » 

    Panicked - 14 hours ago  » 

    bed-bugscouk - 3 hours ago  » 
    Hi,
    Its not a bed bug.
    It is most likely an aphid or close relative which are in fact very distant relatives to bed bugs.
    Nothing to worry about unless your a plant.
    Hope that helps.
    David Cain
    Bed Bugs Limited

    Thanks very much David!! Never thought to look at Aphids. Usually associate them with being green. My bug certainly has all the characteristics of an Aphid!! Fingers crossed Lou doesn't disagree. Was it the photos of the back end I put on with those tiny leg like things showing that done it!? Lol.
    I'm hoping Lou can shed some light on the other insects, and shells/skins. Do you have any idea? There were lots of them. Photos are just a few. Thanks again

    Your plants have to worry. These look like shed skins of aphids. The cornicles are on the rear of the insects, are not legs, so mite is incorrect.

    Many thanks Lou and its good that you agree that the first pics are of an aphid as David has suggested. And I'm glad to hear that the second set contains nothing to worry about regarding bedbugs and are too from aphids. Weird as I thought some were baby spiders? Just now need to work out how on earth I managed to wash so many aphids in my washing machine!!!


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