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ID request- 1mm pale bug with black tipped legs and bit of black on butt

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  1. Issabug

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    Posted 7 months ago
    Fri Apr 26 2019 20:46:54
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    EDIT: Going to borrow a college microscope to get some better pictures

    Hello, like many others here I'm trying to determine if this bug I found is a bed bug

    I found two on my keyboard during the daytime, I work from home and my desk is in my bedroom. All images are of the larger bug, captured with a 10x magnifier and my phone cranked to maximum magnification. Apologies, but that's all the tools I had.

    Images can be zoomed in quite a bit to get the maximum effect. I also lack cropping abilities, sorry.

    Note the two black stumps emerging from the butt. I'm hoping these mean it's not a bed bug. The ends of the legs are also black tipped. The larger bug is about 1.3 mm, the smaller about .9 mm.

    Full album is at https://imgur.com/a/5BYhaYZ, selected images below.

    Note the black butt stumps.

    This picture is the most crisp.

    A good head shot.

    Here's hoping it's not bed bugs. Thanks in advance for any help with identifying.

  2. bed-bugscouk

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    Posted 7 months ago
    Sat Apr 27 2019 4:59:10
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    Hi,

    Great clear image, 100% not bedbugs.

    I fairly certain it’s an aphid or close relative.

    Hope that helps.

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