Insect and Bug ID forum→Help Identifying Tick-Like Bug

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BugCatcher1990
Jun 4, 2021 8:25 AM CST
Hi! I'm a resident from Brooklyn, New York and found one of these bugs in a cup in our cupboard. Looks to be about the size of a sesame seed. I've never seen such before, but my family say they have - I just want to ensure these aren't ticks and are generally harmless. We have a garden in the backyard and I live up on the second floor, facing the garden. It's been really humid and hot here as of late, and have seen some other bugs that appear peculiar. Thanks for your help!


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Name: Sue
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sooby
Jun 4, 2021 8:40 AM CST
Welcome! It's hard to see enough detail but my first thought is a nymph in the Hemiptera order, i.e. a "true bug".

BugCatcher1990
Jun 4, 2021 9:34 AM CST
Hi, thanks for your reply! I just took another photo with flash on and hopefully it shows additional details (looks like there are some spots and is in the brown color category).

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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
Daylilies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Annuals
Region: Canadian Keeps Horses Dog Lover Plant Identifier Garden Sages
Image
sooby
Jun 4, 2021 9:45 AM CST
Thanks for the better picture. It's not a tick, I still think it's a "true bug" nymph but there are a lot of different ones and there's not much to distinguish that one.

BugCatcher1990
Jun 4, 2021 12:57 PM CST
Thanks again for your quick responses! *sighs in relief*

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