Tell me this thing isn't about to bite me.
October 1, 2012 12:45 PM Subscribe
[NameThatBug Filter] Please help me figure out what this little bug is that I found on my bed this morning (and hopefully put my mind at ease!).
posted by sabotagerabbit to Home & Garden (11 answers total)
I found this very small spider
(?) on our bed this morning (sorry, the image is pretty crappy, and nothing there for scale - it was very tiny, maybe about 5mm long). I've just returned from a trip to New York, where my boss was bitten by something at our hotel (the hotel has sent us an inspection saying it wasn't bed bugs, but I'm feeling pretty paranoid anyways). We searched our bed and didn't find anything else, so I'm hoping this little guy just dropped onto the covers from somewhere and isn't something more nefarious. I did inspect my hotel room in New York before unpacking and didn't find anything, but you never know, and my partner has been feeling itchy and thought she might have a couple of bites (but again, could be paranoia!). Any idea what this guy is, and if we should be worried?
For extra description, it was brown-ish in colour, with a round "body" (sorry, don't know bug terms!), and seemed to have collected a bit of fuzz onto its back. It definitely didn't have the characteristic flat body of a bed bug (at least the ones I'm familiar with).