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Subject: Bug identification
Location: Bedroom
December 20, 2015 11:48 pm
Can you tell me what kind of bug this is thank you
Signature: Steve

Booklouse

Booklouse

Dear Steve,
This is a Booklouse, a common household inhabitant.  You can compare your image to this image on BugGuide.  According to BugGuide, they:  “are now nearly cosmopolitan or otherwise widely spread through agency of man, mostly with stored products.”  According to the Penn State Department of Entomology:  “Booklice, also called psocids, are not true lice. While they resemble lice in size and shape, booklice feed only on fungi or mold. If you find them in grain or other stored food products, it is an indication of high humidity which encourages mold growth. In addition to food products, psocids may be found under wallpaper, in furniture, along the sides of windows or on window sills around potted plants. Booklice do not bite, transmit disease, or damage food or fabric, but they can be very annoying when present in large numbers.”

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2 Responses to Bedbug Nymph, not Booklouse

  1. Mara says:

    This is not a booklouse. It is a recently fed bed bug nymph.

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