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nymph id please? [a: not bed bug, likely not insect]

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  1. yikes_bugs

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Tue Dec 1 2015 22:10:37
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    Found it in the climb up today. Does not seem to have a bed bug shape, but wanted to consult the experts. Thank You

    http://imgur.com/a/RLu5s

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Tue Dec 1 2015 23:42:33
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    I don't see anything bed bug-related-- are you sure it's even an insect? Looks asymmetrical.

    Wait for an expert to confirm.

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
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    Posted 4 years ago
    Tue Dec 1 2015 23:49:03
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    Nobugsonme - 5 minutes ago  » 
    I don't see anything bed bug-related-- are you sure it's even an insect? Looks asymmetrical.
    Wait for an expert to confirm.

    Thanks. Nobugsonme. I am actually not sure if its even an insect. But I have never seen a 1st instar so checking

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    Wed Dec 2 2015 7:17:54
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    yikes_bugs - 7 hours ago  » 

    Nobugsonme - 5 minutes ago  » 
    I don't see anything bed bug-related-- are you sure it's even an insect? Looks asymmetrical.
    Wait for an expert to confirm.

    Thanks. Nobugsonme. I am actually not sure if its even an insect. But I have never seen a 1st instar so checking

    I agree. Not even sure it's an insect or might just be an artifact and not even living. Look at pictures of bed bug life stages.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/lou_bugs_pix

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Wed Dec 2 2015 14:08:29
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    Lou's photos are great. We have a number in our bed bug photo gallery also:
    http://bedbugger.com/bed-bug-images/

    It can be hard to look at those for some folks, but it's worth getting over that hump because it will give you confidence.


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