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Pic ID [a: book louse/psocid]

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  1. 3times

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Mon Aug 18 2014 1:09:21
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    Hello -

    I just found this little guy running across my pillow case not minutes after getting into bed. Sorry to have taped him, but it was moving fast!.....
    [img]Please help ID[/img]

    This is the first time I've seen a bug that looked like this in my apartment. I have seen booklice on my unfinished wood furniture. I'm just not sure if this is a booklouse as well...because it looks more reddish, and, well, it was in my bed.

    If anyone can help to ID, I would greatly appreciate it!

    Thanks!

  2. bed-bugscouk

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Mon Aug 18 2014 4:28:52
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    Hi,

    100% not bedbug.

    Most likely a pscocid or small beetle.

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Mon Aug 18 2014 7:04:26
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    From the size and shape I'd go with psocid or booklice.

    If it were a beetle we'd likely see a different shape to the abdomen.

    HOWEVER, a better photo would allow for a more accurate determination.

    As such, if you're able to post a closer photo, that would be great !

    pjb

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Mon Aug 18 2014 10:55:28
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    Picture is fine. It's a booklouse. If you look at all sizes and then pick highest resolution, it is visible and clear.

    If it were a beetle we'd likely see a different shape to the abdomen.

    Actually I've seen some beetles with that abdominal shape, but closer examination discloses that it is a booklouse abdomen and there are no elytra among other things.

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