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Another request to ID whether this is a nymph or a booklouse [a: booklouse]

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  1. Mwafwa

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Sun Aug 5 2018 22:40:36
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    I have a couple of bed bug traps with lures under my bed. I was away for a few days and when I came back I checked the lures and found that one of them contained four of these guys:

    Magnified 1
    Magnified 2
    Magnified 3
    Actual size from a distance.

    My friend who has an entomology background says they're booklice, and I do think they look like booklice but, given the fact that they appeared in my bed bug lure-equipped trap, I want some other opinions about whether or not they're nymphs.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

  2. Mwafwa

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Sun Aug 5 2018 22:50:19
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    I realized that "Magnified 3" was the same as "Magnified 2." Here's the picture I meant to post there:

    https://imgur.com/a/eADqBRL

  3. Nobugsonme

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Mon Aug 6 2018 0:20:40
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    Booklice— look at the shape of the heads relative to bodies of the two insects in these pictures: https://bedbugger.com/2008/03/04/book-lice/

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
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    Posted 2 months ago
    Mon Aug 6 2018 9:17:50
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    Psocid / book louse as No Bugs said.

  5. Mwafwa

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Mon Aug 6 2018 16:20:44
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    Thank you both. I really appreciate it.


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