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Bug ID Requested [a: booklouse]

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  1. szig

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Sat Aug 29 2015 22:26:10

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    The first photo is a microscope shot of a bug I found. Unfortunately the bug was squished and killed shortly before taking this photo. All other photos are of the bug while it was alive and running around.

    It is tan, and very small (a few millimeters), and runs quickly. This is the second of this kind of bug I found on my bed. I found several others that looked just like it on my nightstand.

    May be a book lice or bed bug. Any help is greatly appreciated!!

  2. loubugs

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Sun Aug 30 2015 5:08:40

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    Obviously not a bed bug, but it is a book louse. Please compare pictures of bed bugs to what you have collected so you can see the differences.

    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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