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What insect is this?

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  1. sjm796

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Mon Aug 18 2014 9:58:30
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    I saw it yesterday crawling on my bedroom ceiling. It appeared to have no wings and was kind of orange and it was quite small. I researched and I think it might be a type of beetle or psicid or springtail but I don't know and I am paranoid. Also when I crushed it, an orange mark was left? I doubt it is a bed bug, but I don't know, I have absolutely no other signs.

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    Mon Aug 18 2014 14:02:04
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    Hi,

    100% not bedbugs.

    But also not local / native to my part of the world.

    Hopefully Lou can chime in and will most likley say a plant bug although invariably with a species specific ID.

    Hope that helps.

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    Mon Aug 18 2014 14:32:34
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    Sorry to disappoint, but don't know which bug it is. It's of the order Hemiptera, but can't figure out the family. I have to admit that it's quite distinctive.

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    Mon Aug 18 2014 14:33:23
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    Hi Lou,

    Its OK we still love you.

    David

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Mon Aug 18 2014 14:49:15
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    Thank you both for the help. I am actually located in south east London, UK. I have a massive phobia of bed bugs although I have never had them, lol.

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    Mon Aug 18 2014 14:59:42
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    Hi,

    Most odd, my neck of the woods but either way 100% not bedbug.

    Hopefully the facts, FAQs and useful tools will help you to educate away the phobia and if nothing else it will teach you how to avoid where possible.

    If you want to post in the sample I may be able to take a better picture and ask around.

    David


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