Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

National Moth Week photos of insects and people. Here's how to add your images.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa


TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#188490
Bedroom Biter? - Liposcelis nigra

Bedroom Biter? - Liposcelis nigra
June 6, 2008
Size: 1mm
Length is roughly 1mm. Found at the head of the bed, underneath a skylight, in daytime, moving with fair speed.

Moved
Moved from Liposcelis.

Moved

Liposcelis Section I, probably L. nigra (Banks)
Ed Mockford det.

Moved

Good possibility
The booklouse photos are sure similar - good thinking.

A local pest controller, using his loupe but not a microscope, wondered if it might be a 'thrip.' That'd explain the biting (apparently thrips bite, but booklice do not?), but it doesn't look like any thrip photos I've yet found.

Not an ID but
reminds me of Psocoptera (Barklice and Booklice)
examples:

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.