Please help! I found this odd looking little bug on laundry that had been drying inside. Sadly I do not have a picture, as soon as I saw the little thing, I screamed in panic and threw it outside, so I will try and describe it as well as I can.
I was less than 1cm in length and only a little thinner than its length (so it was like a tubby tear shape) it had a brown/red body and pretty short but thin legs. It appeared to have line stripes across its body. I was thinking at first perhaps a tick/mite , but its face didn't look like pictures I have found, also on its behind, I had what looked like the stinger from a scorpion. This was curled up so it was pointing towards the creepy things face. It was also a lot bigger than I thought ticks would be. (note) there was also something flying in the room before I saw this bug, I was looking for where the flying thing had gone when I spotted this, perhaps this is what was flying? I am unsure.