So basically i found this thing in my home. It's super small so I had to zoom it for you. Whiteish/yellowish colour. We had bedbug problem back in our dorms and I'm worried I somehow managed to transfer them home but I don't know if it's a bedbug nymph or a book lice or what kind of insect, so I'd really appreciate someone's opinion on this.

Edit: It's really small, like. really small. my mother wouldn't even see it and thought me crazy. Just zoom made it look bigger. I'd say 1.5mm maximum at the very best. Moves kinda quickly and I thought it jumped two times when i was trying to capturing but maybe it was just me doing it to it. Living in Europe, Slovakia specifically.


  • $\begingroup$ Only except its extra long antannae this bug seems to be Cimex sp. $\endgroup$
    – Tyto alba
    Commented Sep 1, 2016 at 15:32
  • $\begingroup$ Welcome to Biology.SE. How small is it? Where do you live? (You can edit those info directly in your post with the 'edit' button). $\endgroup$
    – Remi.b
    Commented Sep 1, 2016 at 15:47
  • $\begingroup$ Heya. I edited it so maybe that could add some input. I know how an adult bedbug looks like but this one baffles me cause of it's size, that's why I even thought it could be nymph stage $\endgroup$
    – godammit
    Commented Sep 1, 2016 at 16:05

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This is not a bed bug, but some sort of book louse (order Psocoptera). Bed bugs have a more compact body shape, even in the early stages: enter image description here (from http://www.bedbuginspectiongroup.com/facts/)

Compare this with a book louse, and I think it is much closer to your specimen: enter image description here (from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ABook_louse_01.JPG)

Also, here is a page comparing them: http://bedbugger.com/2008/03/04/book-lice/

Hope you stay bed bug free!

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks a lot man! I shall calm myself down now. I'm moving tomorrow and I don't wanna infest everything where I go, my personality does the job good enough, who needs bed bugs with that. Thanks once again $\endgroup$
    – godammit
    Commented Sep 1, 2016 at 16:58

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