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insectfinder's avatar

Hi, can anyone please identify this 'insect'? I've searched everywhere online and can't find anything that looks like it. I found it on my bed and it really does look odd.

Asked by insectfinder (17 points ) December 10th, 2013
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zenvelo's avatar

A link to a picture would be good.

Right now it’s what we call a “no-see-um”.

gailcalled's avatar

A photo or, at the very least, a description would be helpful.

insectfinder's avatar

Thanks. I’m really trying to find a link I can use to upload the image. Any idea where is it?? I’m using the mobile site. Anyway, this ‘thing’ is black, really flat and broad, has a dried up skin with fish-like scales, really small…about an inche long. Has no legs and has a curved tail. Has one antenna. Anyone know how I can upload an image?

filmfann's avatar

If you post a photo on photobucket, and then copy the link to this site, we can see what you see.

gailcalled's avatar

Possibly a stink bug or one of his cousins. I live in upstate NY and see a lot of them inside the house now. Your description of no legs, a curved tail and only one antenna doesn’t quite match. But the size, color and scales do.

Coloma's avatar

No legs and one antenna? Maybe you sat on the poor thing and now it will be harder to identify because it is maimed. lol
Fish scales, no legs, maybe a Silverfish?

pleiades's avatar

I don’t see an insect at all…

Coloma's avatar

It looks like it’s been squished, whatever it is.

longgone's avatar

“Insect” seems to be right.

Do you have a better picture?

ccrow's avatar

Doesn’t even look like a bug to me…

gailcalled's avatar

^^ How about a former bug?

glacial's avatar

Old piece of duct tape? I recommend taking a photo before the squish next time.

It’s rung down the curtain and joined the choir invisible. This is an ex-insect.

gailcalled's avatar

Alev ha sholem (it was obviously a Jewish bug. Note the yarmulke, beard and peyes.)

filmfann's avatar

It looks like something the cat brought you.

Emmy1234's avatar

I agree with @filmfann- Something the cat dragged in or a cat hairball.

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