|From above - that's my pencil and fingertip|
The other day, I was sitting in the sun under a tree, when this little guy appeared on my pencil. It's one of those pencils you click for more lead, so not big - if that'll give you an idea of the size of this bug!
It has 6 legs, so it's an insect.
And I thought it looked like a woodlouse/slater but they're segmented evenly all the way along, whereas this guy has a distinct head and thorax.
It could be a nymph of something. In agricultural pests, a lot of nymphs are something like this and suck the sap from crops and pastures - but they're usually a bit thicker than this guy.
|Side view on my pencil|
Bed bugs have more shape to their bodies.
Oh, I had a tick yesterday, maybe it's a type of tick, except their bodies aren't segmented like this.
|Stretching at the end of my pencil|
Scroll down this webpage and there's a picture of toad bugs. They're not right either, it also likes water and mine was on dry land, but at least they're looking more like what I found.
Then I found a lerp. And maybe... it's kind of close.
I'll keep hunting and let you know if I stumble across an identification.
If you know my mystery bug, please let me know!