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unknown bed bug - Attagenus fasciatus

unknown bed bug - Attagenus fasciatus
Pima County, Arizona, USA
August 1, 2011
Size: 1.5mmX3mm
I'd like to know the ID of this bug which gave me nasty bites. Thanks in advance.

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Attagenus fasciatus
It's not very satisfying, but this species is known to science as Attagenus fasciatus indeed. There are so many strange variations existing in the world, and many of them have been described as separate species in the past, but meanwhile all of them were rejected respectively put into synonymy of A. fasciatus.

 
thank again, Andreas

Moved tentatively
Moved from ID Request.

not a bed bug, and certainly not the culprit
this is a carpet beetle, likely an Attagenus species [a rather uncommon one, i would say]; perfectly incapable to bite a human.
bed bugs look like this:

 
Bites - for real
I too was bitten by Attagenus fasciatus. The bite is more of an excavation than a puncture as a bedbug would do. And it bleeds quite a bit, as opposed to what blood sucking insects do. It is a carpet beetle, and my futon rests right on a carpet.

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