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Mite ID needed please [a: non-parasitic mite, possible phorid fly]

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  1. Flybee

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    Posted 9 months ago
    Mon Jan 8 2018 8:15:30
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    Still looking for what's biting us at night, I found three of these running on the wall near to my daughters'beds while I was applying Cimexa on the baseboards :

    https://imgur.com/emhlcTT

    https://imgur.com/a07IpBm

    Thank you for the ID !

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    Posted 9 months ago
    Mon Jan 8 2018 13:35:37
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    Flybee - 5 hours ago  » 
    Still looking for what's biting us at night, I found three of these running on the wall near to my daughters'beds while I was applying Cimexa on the baseboards :
    https://imgur.com/emhlcTT
    https://imgur.com/a07IpBm
    Thank you for the ID !

    Difficult to see what it is next to pencil, but the red one is a mite, but as far as I know that mite isn't biting you. The red coloration is normal for it. The unknown one looks like it has wings, but it's out of focus and could be a phorid fly. A clear shot of it would help.

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    Posted 9 months ago
    Mon Jan 8 2018 15:33:17
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    Thank you. In fact both insects are the same, red mites. Is it normal that the mite has its abdomen redder than the rest of its body ? (I was hoping it was because of ingested blood).

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    Posted 9 months ago
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    Flybee - 1 hour ago  » 
    Thank you. In fact both insects are the same, red mites. Is it normal that the mite has its abdomen redder than the rest of its body ? (I was hoping it was because of ingested blood).

    Too bad the top one near the pencil tip isn't in better focus. As I noted above, red is the normal coloration -- it's not from feeding on blood.

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    Posted 9 months ago
    Mon Jan 15 2018 3:03:44
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    Thank you very much Loubug for taking time to identify all the insects I posted on this forum. Unfortunately I won't ask you any more IDs, as I found an adult bedbug on the wall near from my sofa. So it was bedbugs that were biting us, despite the fact that three bedbug dogs cleared the house.


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