Whilst shaving this morning I found this on my left nostril! Under my microscope it is black in colour, with a shiny carapace which has a notch at the rear. It has very long antennae relative to body length. Probably 2mm in length.
My wife has recently been repeartedly bitten in bed but as a hayfever sufferer I take so much anti-histamine I don't react to bites but I seem to have some too. I'm sure this is not a flea or bedbug and probably has little to do with our bites but I'd like to know (and indeed wonder how it got onto my nose!
That looks like a "Flea Beetle", a type of leaf beetle (Chrysomelidae) and nothing to do with "Fleas". Why it thought your nostril was a good place to take a nap boggles the mind They should be completely harmless, unless you're a plant:
Looks like it doesn't it! I shave in an upstairs bathroom but there is a ventilation grid above the sink - I suppose it got in that way! The back legs do look very powerful and whilst photographing it it did jump a bit.
Hasn't sorted out the biting problem but it was the last thing I expected to see!!!