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is this a first-stage nymph? (photo)

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  1. entymologeez

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    Posted 1 year ago
    Mon Sep 3 2018 20:24:35
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    hi friends -

    first of all, thank you so much for keeping up this forum.

    over the past few weeks, i've had the occasional bite - sometimes a cluster, sometimes just one. for this reason i've tried to be extra vigilant. haven't seen anything on my sheets or mattress, but just found two tiny white bugs on my bedside table. i captured them with a piece of tape, squished them a bit but managed to get some photos (there are a bunch at various zooms if you scroll down):

    https://imgur.com/a/vyJmPFz

    they're not great quality, but maybe someone can judge the shape/size at least? they look a lot like some crawly things i saw in a drawer full of papers the other day, so i'm crossing my fingers for book lice... let me know what you think.

    thank you!

  2. loubugs

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    Posted 1 year ago
    Mon Sep 3 2018 22:06:55
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    entymologeez - 1 hour ago  » 
    hi friends -
    first of all, thank you so much for keeping up this forum.
    over the past few weeks, i've had the occasional bite - sometimes a cluster, sometimes just one. for this reason i've tried to be extra vigilant. haven't seen anything on my sheets or mattress, but just found two tiny white bugs on my bedside table. i captured them with a piece of tape, squished them a bit but managed to get some photos (there are a bunch at various zooms if you scroll down):
    they're not great quality, but maybe someone can judge the shape/size at least? they look a lot like some crawly things i saw in a drawer full of papers the other day, so i'm crossing my fingers for book lice... let me know what you think.
    thank you!

    I'd say booklice.

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