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Hello,

I had a bedbug infestation in the past...controlled and eliminated by exterminators...just saw this guy crawling on my wall, freaked out a big. Not sure if it can fly, will update if I see it again and get a better photo. It moves somewhat quickly.

I am in Manhattan, NY if that helps.

Thanks!

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Alex,

No, this is not a bed bug, wrong shape and color (see http://www.livingwithbugs.com/bed_bug.html for a comparison). However, the image is too small to get a good id. If you can get a closer picture I'd be glad to take another look.

Jack DeAngelis

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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.

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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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