What is this insect?

Request help to identify insects or other creatures. Please post the location that the insect you want to identify came from, this will help greatly in species determination.
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Samqr
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What is this insect?

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Hello.
Please help me to know this Insect:

I live in Germany (Leipzig)
I found about 5-6 per day just on wall of my home.
They are super tiny and seeing is difficult.
small size (0.5-1 mm) : white/light Brown
big size (1-2 mm) : dark brown/ Black
The walking speed is fast.
They don’t fly.

I take video from them and zoom it. Then take pictures.
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Re: What is this insect?

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Samqr wrote: Mon Nov 14, 2022 11:27 pm Hello.
Please help me to know this Insect:

I live in Germany (Leipzig)
I found about 5-6 per day just on wall of my home.
They are super tiny and seeing is difficult.
small size (0.5-1 mm) : white/light Brown
big size (1-2 mm) : dark brown/ Black
The walking speed is fast.
They don’t fly.

I take video from them and zoom it. Then take pictures.
It appears to be an aphid -

https://bugguide.net/node/view/147
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Re: What is this insect?

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It is Psocid (booklice)
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Re: What is this insect?

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Paul K wrote: Tue Nov 15, 2022 1:38 am It is Psocid (booklice)
Psocid was my next guess, but the insect in the photo appears to have abdominal cornicles, as is typical of many aphids? Perhaps what I am seeing, are actually wings?
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Re: What is this insect?

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That that is exactly what I thought Paul when I saw the picture.

However, without having a truly clear image of the specimen I couldn't exactly say that livingplanet3 was wrong in calling it some type of aphid species.

I can say that I have seen at least 2 different species of psocids from time to time (in my own home); with one of the species being larger and easier to see then the other and indeed looking very much like the image.

But again, a clearer image I believe is necessary and aphids are still a possibility since people do keep indoor plants and those plants do get them on them.
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