New bed bug life cycle photo

by nobugsonme on October 14, 2010 · 5 comments

in bed bugs

We have a new photo of the bed bug life cycle, which I have added to the Bed Bug Photos page.

Here it is for your perusal:

Life Cycle photo Copyright: © MidMos Solutions Ltd.  Photography: Stephen Doggett

Image used with permission: © MidMos Solutions Ltd.


Many thanks to MidMos (the maker of the BBAlert system of bed bug monitors) for allowing us to post this helpful image, and to Stephen L. Doggett, for providing such amazing close-ups of bed bugs and their eggs.

We’ve also retained an earlier life cycle image from Stephen Doggett on the Photos page, for comparative purposes.

1 CarpathianPeasant October 14, 2010 at 2:35 pm

Personally, I think the old one is better because it shows the well-fed version, and that is what someone may see even if they are watchful. (Been there; done that.) the one with the penny is also very valuable.

2 bugbitcha October 15, 2010 at 7:14 am
3 Lou Sorkin October 15, 2010 at 12:04 pm

Also important to realize that their life cycle isn’t that simple …take a blood meal and molt, take a blood meal and molt, etc. It’s true that the bugs pictured (except for the first instar nymphs) are those that have fed (not recently) and are digesting the ingested blood.

4 nobugsonme October 17, 2010 at 12:11 am

Thanks, Lou!

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