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please id this. [a: not bed bugs; likely booklice]

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  1. iamscared

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Thu Nov 7 2013 3:09:22
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    Sorry on phone now .. Will write a longer post later.

    I found several of the first photo insects around the house so I am fairly certain that it's a booklice. But I only found the one in the second photo today and they are slightly bigger have better defined legs and move slightly quicker.

    Are Either of these bed bugs?

    1. http://i42.tinypic.com/77ue.jpg

    2. http://i40.tinypic.com/313q4ph.jpg
    http://oi42.tinypic.com/2vt6xoz.jpg
    http://i39.tinypic.com/9tkdx4.jpg

    Please let me know if you need more photos. Thanks for your help - this is driving me insane !!

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Thu Nov 7 2013 5:21:11
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    Hi,

    Not the finest of images but not a bedbug.

    Its most likley to be a Pscocid or booklice. There is plenty written about them on the forum if you search.

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Thu Nov 7 2013 13:46:36
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    Could be booklice.

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Thu Nov 7 2013 17:01:28
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    How certain are you guys that its not BB?

    Thanks a lot for your help.. I'm quite worried

  5. Nemo

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Thu Nov 7 2013 17:10:55
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    David runs a company specializing in bed bugs and Lou is an entomologist at the American Museum of Natural History. They're sure!

    The distinct head and body segments aren't characteristic of bed bugs, but are characteristic of book lice, which look kind of like tiny, chubby ants.

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Fri Nov 8 2013 11:42:03
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    Actually many booklice species look a bit like termite workers rather than ants, but I'm looking at them with an entomological eye. The new classification places all of the "lice" in the same order, Psocodea, rather than in the traditional classification of Order Psocoptera (booklice and barklice) and Order Phthiraptera (parasitic lice, both chewing and sucking). Some true lice sort out with certain booklice families with respect to their closest relatives. Molecular data helped this along in addition to their traditional morphological data (use of anatomical parts).


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