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  1. Sleepless in NYC

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Fri Oct 14 2011 22:27:23
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  2. loubugs

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    Sat Oct 15 2011 8:38:18
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    I'm guessing that it's larger than a bed bug would be. Looks like the abdomen of another bug, possibly brown marmorated stink bug.

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Sat Oct 15 2011 10:05:18
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    Thanks Lou. i found this inside my night table drawer last night when I was cleaning it out. it was among some very small debris.

    It was very small. I'm not sure what size a brown marmorated stink bug is, but it's definitely much smaller than the stink bug i found hanging out on the window screen last year.

    I took the picture with the awesome microscope camera that Spidey recommended. (t's really zoomed. i think at 200X lol) Hopefully, you are basing your analysis on the shape and not strictly on the size.

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    Sat Oct 15 2011 13:53:58
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    The coloration on the body edges makes me think not a BB.

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    spideyjg - 5 hours ago  » 
    The coloration on the body edges makes me think not a BB.
    Jim

    Thanks Jim. and thanks for the microscope recommendation. it is incredible. The forum should probably thank you as well, since it has eliminated me uploading numerous pictures.


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