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Book lice or BB nymph [a: booklouse]

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  1. yikes_bugs

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Mon Jan 11 2016 1:54:10
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    By luck or bad luck I saw this crawling on the wall at 9PM in the evening. It was close to a spot I was investigating a bed bug fecal. Its tiny like less than a mm and I pretty much thought it was a BB nymph. However on taking some photographs (the best I could, its still not clear) at 8x and reading the bedbug FAQ here on booklice http://bedbugger.com/2008/03/04/booklice/ , it seems like it has a very distinct and separate separation between the head and body and hence is a booklice which I have caught several on the climbups.

    Can the experts please bear the quality of my pics and comment on whether my understanding is correct? Really appreciate the help. Thank You

    http://imgur.com/a/rV9Hr

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Mon Jan 11 2016 11:51:53
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    Book louse.

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    Mon Jan 11 2016 12:19:15
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    Jim, as always your help is appreciated. Thanks

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    common booklouse - hind femora are enlarged.

    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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    Thanks Lou.


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