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Possible dead nymph or nymph shell [a: not bed bug]

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  1. Yaya333

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Mon Mar 6 2017 0:03:08

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    Hello, about a month ago I found a live bed bug nymph (very small, about 2mm, translucent) crawling on my pants as I was sitting on the carpet floor of my one-bedroom apartment. After multiple inspections of the floor, the living room couches, and all of our belongings, we haven't found any other evidence at all of bed bugs in our apartment (no bites, no brown sheets, no shells or eggs, etc.).

    This evening, I found something peculiar on my bed which is also one of the living room couches. It is also translucent and measures about 2mm.

    Please see attached images. Professional and unprofessional ID's, advice, and opinions are all very much appreciated!

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    Picture 5

    (Note: All of the pictures with the exception of 5 are of the possible nymph against a dark-grain wood table for comparison. Picture 5 is against a piece of tissue. The other object in the pictures is a toothpick.)

  2. loubugs

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Mon Mar 6 2017 4:55:51

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    Not from a bed bug.

    Professional entomologist/arachnologist. I consult on all matters dealing with insects and arachnids, including those of natural history and biology to pest management and forensic entomology investigations.

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