Entomology (Study of Bugs)/Indentify insect


Unknown bugs?!
Unknown bugs?!  
For the last month and a half, I've noticed small bites, two to three at a time, usually around my abdomen, chest and back. We checked our mattress, washed everything we could, sprayed all sorts of flea and bed bug spray. And had no luck. And no one else was getting bitten but me. A couple of days ago, I pulled a tank top from my closet and noticed it had a small hole. I purchased moth balls and cedar planks to put in my closet. And so finally yesterday, I got a blouse that was hanging in my closet and it had several holes too. I searched the floor and found what I could possibly tell was the insect that has been biting me. I took pictures and zoomed in on it. Could you please help me identify it!!!


The objects in your image are lint or other debris, not insects.

I state explicitly in my instructions to questioners:  No "what bit me?" questions.  Unless you actually see something biting you, chances are very good that *nothing* bit you.

Please consult your physician to treat your symptoms.  Get well soon, you have my sincerest good sentiments for recovery.



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Eric R. Eaton


I answer insect and spider identification questions ONLY. Attach images if possible. No "what bit me?", "what do I feed this bug in captivity?", or science fair project questions please. NO TECHNICAL QUESTIONS ABOUT INSECT PHYSIOLOGY.


Principal author, Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America. Professional entomologist employed previously at University of Massachusetts, Chase Studio, Inc., and Cincinnati Zoo; contract work for West Virginia Department of Natural Resources, Smithsonian Institution, and Portland (Oregon) State University.

Author, Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America, Missouri Conservationist magazine, Ranger Rick, Birds & Blooms, Timeline (journal of the Ohio Historical Society). I have contributed to several books as well.

Oregon State University, undergraduate major in entomology, did not receive degree.

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One of the top 50 experts in all categories for AllExperts.com, 2009.

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Principal author of the Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America, Smithsonian Institution (contract), Cincinnati Zoo (employer), Portland State University (contract), Chase Studio, Inc (employer), Arkansas Museum of Discovery (guest speaker). Currently seeking speaking engagements, leadership roles at nature festivals, workshops, and ecotours.

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