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Is this a bed bug? [a: outdoor adult true bug, specific species unknown]

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  1. isthatabedbug

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    Posted 1 year ago
    Fri Jan 27 2017 0:46:43
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    While watching TV, I found this bug crawling on the screen of it. I have been suspicious of bedbugs for the past few months, so I'm wondering if this is bed bug related?

    http://i.imgur.com/5YRqpIf.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/7HHWVDh.jpg

    I took a photo of the top and bottom of the now dead bug. Please let me know.
    Thank you.

  2. bed-bugscouk

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    Fri Jan 27 2017 9:26:50
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    Hi,

    100% not bed bug.

    If you look at the angular shapes on its back its clear to see.

    Please spend a little time looking at example images to improve your ID skills.

    Hope that helps.

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    Fri Jan 27 2017 13:34:55
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    It's a true bug, same order as the bed bugs (family Cimicidae). It's also an adult insect. This one has regular wings - you can see the criss-crossed wings over its back. It's difficult to say exactly what bug it is. Could be a mirid or lygaeid and most of these are plant feeders. Your bug just came in from outdoors.

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    Posted 1 year ago
    Sat Feb 4 2017 22:53:51
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    loubugs - 1 week ago  » 
    It's a true bug, same order as the bed bugs (family Cimicidae). It's also an adult insect. This one has regular wings - you can see the criss-crossed wings over its back. It's difficult to say exactly what bug it is. Could be a mirid or lygaeid and most of these are plant feeders. Your bug just came in from outdoors.

    Do you know if this type of bug bites?

  5. loubugs

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    Posted 1 year ago
    Sun Feb 5 2017 8:43:29
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    There are a few records of plant-feeding bugs tasting humans. I don't know about this species. Sorry.


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