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ID NEEDED nymph stuck on a bedbug trap [a: book louse/psocid]

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  1. vagabear

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Sat Aug 16 2014 19:13:34

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    Before I get too freaked out/ proactive I would like to verify if this nymph is a bedbug or not. This is the best photo my housemate could capture of the tiny thing using a macro lens:

    Thank you for your help :-/

  2. loubugs

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Sun Aug 17 2014 4:07:20

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    It's a booklouse, not a bed bug. Look at the antennae and head - enlarged protrusion on front of head is the clypeus, very distinctive in booklice. Nice picture.

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