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  1. insectfun

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    Posted 4 months ago
    Mon Jun 11 2018 19:16:11
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    Hello,

    Would anyone be able to ID this insect for me? I'm having trouble determining if it's confirmed a bed bug. It's only about 1-1.5mm.

    Thanks in advance!

    All the images are the same individual:
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    https://ibb.co/kuQRV8

  2. KillerQueen

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    Posted 4 months ago
    Mon Jun 11 2018 20:37:57
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    Not a bed bug. I think it’s a minute pirate bug but Lou can confirm.

  3. insectfun

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    Posted 4 months ago
    Tue Jun 12 2018 12:21:52
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    Great! Thank you so much for your help!

  4. loubugs

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    Posted 4 months ago
    Tue Jun 12 2018 15:14:38
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    KillerQueen - 18 hours ago  » 
    Not a bed bug. I think it’s a minute pirate bug but Lou can confirm.

    Yes. That ID is good KQ. Looks like a nymph. These sometimes bite but they're only tasting and not feeding on blood. They're beneficial predators of outdoor pests.

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