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Tiny clear bug: book louse, bed bug, or something else? [a: book louse]

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  1. didntworklasttime

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    Posted 4 months ago
    Wed Jul 12 2017 18:04:24
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    Saw this little guy crawling on my bathroom sink earlier today. Any idea what it is? I'd be happy to take more pictures and get more angles if you like. One of the images is a GIF of it kicking its legs.

    http://imgur.com/IHUdueS
    http://imgur.com/1mxM7nP
    http://imgur.com/XS6Dc33
    http://imgur.com/Y0OxZaD
    http://imgur.com/cQqGtMf

    Note that there appears to be a neck, but while it's still alive... I'm not sure if that's just from me possibly injuring it after picking it up with tape? Also, at some angles, it doesn't appear to be segmented. So I don't know what to think. Any help would be appreciated.

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    Posted 4 months ago
    Wed Jul 12 2017 18:21:23
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    Looks like a booklouse.

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  3. didntworklasttime

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    Posted 4 months ago
    Wed Jul 12 2017 18:24:40
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    Phew. Thanks. With what certainty would you say it's definitely not a bed bug? Again, I can take more pictures if necessary.


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