Entomology (Study of Bugs)/Bug Identification


Adults found on the bed
Adults found on the be  

Baby bugs on the traps
Baby bugs on the traps  
I found some of these bugs in my bed,and also some baby (much smaller version) bugs like these in the traps I put on the ground.

Last week I was bitten by something for a few spots around my legs where not covered by the pajama when sleeping. I did not get any more bites this week. I just wonder whether these are bedbugs.

Thank you very much.


Both images are a bit fuzzy but neither is a bed bug (see http://www.livingwithbugs.com/bed_bug.html for a picture to compare). The image with the coin is a beetle, possibly a drugstore beetle (see http://www.livingwithbugs.com/cigarette_drugstore_beetle.html for picture), the other image (even less clear) may be a psocid, or booklouse. Google "psocid" and post a follow up if you have questions.

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I can answer questions in any area of entomology (study of insects, spiders, mites, ticks, and other terrestrial arthropods). Contact me about home and garden insects, insects that bite and sting, and insects that damage homes such as carpenter ants and termites.


20 years as university extension entomologist, now retired; currently publish a website about home and garden insects.

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Ph.D. in Entomology

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