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Bed bug nymph? ID needed [a: mite, likely not parasitic]

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  1. moenine9

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Thu Mar 31 2016 11:24:18
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    Found this on my bed crawling away from my cat. Nymph?

    https://flic.kr/p/EVVoqg

    https://flic.kr/p/FRb68K

    https://flic.kr/p/EVVqzB

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Thu Mar 31 2016 11:47:48
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    I want you to compare the legs of the insect in the picture to those of a bed bug. I also want you to compare the main body structures. Post what you find.

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Thu Mar 31 2016 11:55:29
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    I think its looks a tad different then what a baby bed bug looks like but im not an expert and if its not a bed bug any suggestions on what it is? Some photos I look at and im like no it doesnt look like it but then others I can see a similarity

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Thu Mar 31 2016 12:01:13
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    I sent a photo to a pest control company and they said they arnt 100% sure it is because the photos arent super clear but hes pretty sure it is. thoughts?

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Thu Mar 31 2016 12:27:41
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    along with the bug i found above (photos above) I found this also

    https://flic.kr/p/FKphnV

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Thu Mar 31 2016 13:04:12
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    Pics aren't showing up right now, but again, look at those legs and tell me what you see different. Look at the shape of the body and tell me what differences you see.
    Let's work on building up your skill and confidence when identifying insects. For now let's forget about spots.

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Thu Mar 31 2016 13:46:34
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    First I would like to say thank you for your patience. I see what your saying now. There isnt a head portion, its all body and the legs are a bent. I would say a mite?

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Thu Mar 31 2016 13:53:51
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    Clear image. Im pretty sure its a mite? https://www.flickr.com/photos/137876032@N04/shares/YJNe4a

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    Thu Mar 31 2016 14:11:42
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    That looks different than the original set of photos. Can you try and repost the originals, please?

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    Posted 3 years ago
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    Posted 3 years ago
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    Here this should work https://www.flickr.com/photos/137876032@N04/shares/Hq53g8 . The other photo I posted saying clear image was the bug though a microscope.

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Thu Mar 31 2016 16:37:29
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    Not bedbug related.

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Thu Mar 31 2016 18:24:47
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    Thanks Jim. Lou can you tell me what kind of bug it is? And if it is in fact a mite, can you tell me what kind?

    Thanks

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    Posted 3 years ago
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    Still hoping the bug can be identified. Thanks!

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Fri Apr 1 2016 13:12:17
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    It's a mite, but doesn't look like the regular parasitic species. Not all creatures you find will be blood feeders.

    Professional entomologist/arachnologist. I consult on all matters dealing with insects and arachnids, including those of natural history and biology to pest management and forensic entomology investigations.
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    Posted 3 years ago
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    Moe, sorry for the disappearing act, internet access has been all but non-existent since Thursday here at work.
    Nice job on spotting the differences, that was a really hard one too because of all of the similarities, but you were able to pick it apart and see that it wasn't a bed bug on your own.


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