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Is this a bed bug??? [a: aphid (plant bug)]

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  1. ElisaR

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    Posted 7 months ago
    Sat Sep 23 2017 11:52:14
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    http://aijaa.com/uKHrhU

    Found on my coat (probably from sofa)

    Not an expert! Just one really easily anxious and extremely paranoid person. I try to help, mainly focusing on the psychological side of bb's. Haven't had an infestation myself. I have experience of carpet beetles though. Many years actually, I lived in a house full of them.
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    Posted 7 months ago
    Sat Sep 23 2017 12:20:57
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    0.4cm long, has eyes on the sides of its head and very light antennae. It was full of brown liguid when I squized it

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    Posted 7 months ago
    Sat Sep 23 2017 12:20:58
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    Hi,

    No it's not. I strongly suspect its a type of aphid.

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    Posted 7 months ago
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    Okay. I was sure it was .. sorry. Could these fellows live in my room also, and maybe cast?

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    Posted 7 months ago
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    ElisaR - 7 hours ago  » 
    Okay. I was sure it was .. sorry. Could these fellows live in my room also, and maybe cast?

    It's one of the aphids that has short cornicles. You mean shed when you say cast? All insects shed, all arachnids shed, every kind of arthropod sheds its skin basically in order to grow. There are some that have post adult molts, so growing is something it doesn't do, but has to shed nevertheless.

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    Posted 7 months ago
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    Okay, thanks Lou And yes,I meant shed.


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