Entomology (Study of Bugs)/Mystery bug

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Mysterious thing
Mysterious thing  

Mysterious bug
Mysterious bug  
THESE LITTLE THINGS ARE ALL IN MY CAR AND I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THEY ARE.  THEY ARE EXTREMELY TINY AND IMMEDIATELY ATTACH TO MY CLOTHES WHEN I GET IN THE CAR and they STING. Please help!!!

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Tameka,

The first photo is a small true bug (Hemiptera), possibly the minute pirate bug. These bugs can bite but the bites are harmless. These bugs are usually found in agricultural fields like alfalfa where they feed on other insects. I can't see enough detail in the second photo to id, but I don't think it is an insect. Also, please use upper AND lower case letters in questions because all upper case is very hard to read.

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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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