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  1. wierzbol

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    Posted 1 year ago
    Tue Oct 23 2018 19:51:28
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    Can anyone please help me with identifying this bug:

    https://imgur.com/2PkyV5p

    This is the only picture I have since the bug it probably at the bottom of an ocean now ;).

    The bug is more or less ~1mm long (maybe a little smaller). I found it while sitting on a floor next to my desk. A small flying bug sat on me and I smashed it. When in fell on the floor I picked it up with a napkin and there was the corps of the flying one and this tiny bastard.

    I did have a bed bug infestation over a year ago but I had my apartment sprayed with insecticide and there were no bites since then. Last week however I got a nasty bite on my forearm that looked like a big mosquito bite and itchy as hell too.

    Is this a bed bug?

  2. Helpwithdabuggaz2

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    Posted 1 year ago
    Tue Oct 23 2018 20:37:46
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    Picture isn’t clear. It’s hard to identify

  3. dude

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    Posted 1 year ago
    Tue Oct 23 2018 21:03:36
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    looks like a spider beetle but definitely not a bed bug

  4. loubugs

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    Posted 1 year ago
    Wed Oct 24 2018 2:27:30
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    It's a mite. Might have been one that was phoretic on the other insect you said was there.

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    Posted 1 year ago
    Wed Oct 24 2018 6:59:28
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    Phew, that calmed me down. The mite makes so much sense considering that it did look like one fell from the other one, but I didn't think it was possible.

    Thank you for your help.

    Just to be sure. are this kind of mites something I should be concerned about?

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    Wed Oct 24 2018 15:35:05
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    wierzbol - 8 hours ago  » 
    Phew, that calmed me down. The mite makes so much sense considering that it did look like one fell from the other one, but I didn't think it was possible.
    Thank you for your help.
    Just to be sure. are this kind of mites something I should be concerned about?

    No. Phoretic mites are those that are associated with another organism and holds onto it and gets a free ride.

  7. wierzbol

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    Posted 1 year ago
    Thu Oct 25 2018 0:49:24
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    Awesome. Thank you very much for help!


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