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ID please: bed bug instar?

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  1. saurebugger

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    Posted 4 months ago
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    Hello, would appreciate an ID on this bug I just found crawling on my book. (I'll try to take a better picture later but for now you can see it okay if you zoom way in.)

    https://flic.kr/p/2gnBtGv

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    Posted 4 months ago
    Sun Jun 30 2019 5:32:34
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    I should mention too that I was outside beneath a tree when I found this... So I'm hoping it's nothing to worry about, but on the other hand I've been keeping the book near my bed, and have some rashes that may be bites or may be heat related.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Posted 4 months ago
    Sun Jun 30 2019 6:10:45
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    Hi,

    Not the clearest of images a better one later would be helpful but the segmentation of the body and head and not correct for bedbug.

    Nothing to worry about, especially when you compare with the examples of unfed nymphs and see that the shape of this is closer to fed but without the blood.

    Hope that helps.

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    Posted 4 months ago
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    Thanks, David! Will post another picture in an hour or so when I get home. Hopefully Lou can tell me what else it might be...

    Thanks again!

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    Posted 4 months ago
    Sun Jun 30 2019 7:38:13
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    Here are some more pictures of what I found (bottom link). Even with my good camera it's hard to get a clear picture of something so small. But I am worried that it looks an awful lot like the instars pictured here (top link):

    https://www.bedbug.me/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/bedbugnymphs-150x150.jpg

    https://www.flickr.com/gp/127436696@N06/5251K2

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    Posted 4 months ago
    Sun Jun 30 2019 7:50:19
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    OK, lets unpack this:

    IMG_6897 by Saure Bugger, on Flickr

    and compare this this:

    Slide4 by David Cain, on Flickr

    You can clearly see the density int he digest material is black and opaque. In your image its lighter and see through in places.

    When a bedbug digests a meal the pattern of waste build up does not change.

    Your sample cant be a bedbug because they cant digest material and look just like that. Your sample is too oval for an unfed and not full enough to be fed.

    While on the surface level of detail they bear a passing resemblance when you move past colour and shape and look at physiology they are not as similar as they appear.

    David

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    Posted 4 months ago
    Sun Jun 30 2019 8:03:17
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    Thanks David. Here's one more, much clearer, I'm sorry to be a nuissance but I'd appreciate if you'd take a last peak at this much better photo and see if you still feel the same way.

    https://flic.kr/p/2gnH4sL

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    Posted 4 months ago
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    And here it is once more with the contrast adjusted to try to show the outlines better.

    https://flic.kr/p/2gnHTt6

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    Posted 4 months ago
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    Hi,

    For the reasons I already gave it’s not a bedbug.

    You would be better off spending the time questioning why you are drawn to doubt when I have been clear it’s not a bedbug.

    David

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    Posted 4 months ago
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    Not doubting you, David, just my blurry photography. Also, still hoping to find out what it is, now that I know what it’s not.

    Thanks again!


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