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Bug nymph ID please

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  1. alwaysitchy

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    Posted 2 weeks ago
    Wed Feb 6 2019 3:07:47
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    I've been getting 1-4 "bites" per night for a month and a half now after exposure to a bed bug source, but can't find anything other than carpet beetle larva, woodlice, and silverfish. Then I found this in a glue trap:

    I'm hoping it's a book louse nymph! It's about 1mm long.

    Bonus bug: I know that the following image is not a bed bug, but I was wondering if it could be a source of bites? Looks like a winged ant and is about 3mm long.

    Thank you for your time!

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    Wed Feb 6 2019 6:10:28
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    Hi,

    Not a nymph but a pscocid or booklouse.

    The bonus bug appears to be a thrip.

    So as non are bedbug related you are the winner.

    Hope that helps.

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    bed-bugscouk - 1 hour ago  » 
    Hi,
    Not a nymph but a pscocid or booklouse.
    The bonus bug appears to be a thrip.
    So as non are bedbug related you are the winner.
    Hope that helps.
    David Cain
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    Booklouse and "bonus bug" is a small wasp, not thrips (BTW, thrips is both singular and plural as is moose, but not goose. Why isn't the plural of moose, meese?). It's a parasitic wasp. Parasitic on other insects while both are in their larval stages, sometimes host is in pupal stage. Some of these micro-hymenoptera can be parasites of hemimetabolous insects and hosts would be in nymph stages and after feeding could emerge from host adult stage.

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