photos of bed bugs

Photos of 1st, 2nd, 3rd instar bed bug nymphs along with waste and exuviae

August 14, 2011

American Museum of Natural History Entomologist Lou Sorkin has shared the following photos with us, to better illustrate the relative sizes of bed bugs, waste and exuviae (cast skins). The descriptions below come from Lou himself. Image 1- Now 2nd and 3rd instar bed bug nymphs Front face of 1/4 inch square graph paper (not […]

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Guess who’s coming to dinner?

October 24, 2010

Lou Sorkin gave that title to his latest photo, featuring bed bugs dining on his hand alongside body lice. Yes, body lice. Lou does things like this to educate us, and I am very grateful. Plus, he’s got a hilarious sense of humor! Lou describes his photo as follows: Bed bug, Cimex lectularius, and also […]

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Bed bug photo FAIL, brought to you by the letters CBS, CBC, and ABC

August 21, 2010

On Friday morning, CBS published a story on its website about bed bugs, featuring an old friend of ours. Winston tells us he’s some kind of shield bug.  Check him out: I have, personally, had it up to here with this guy: (Photo credit: iStockphoto.) Here he is in a CBC article from August 5th: […]

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The happy couple, again: Lou’s male and female bed bugs revisited

December 16, 2009

Lou Sorkin shared a follow-up to Monday’s Photo of newly mated male and female bed bugs.  He writes, Female [has] now deposited dark “typical” fecal matter that many people call undigested blood, but it has been digested and voided. If it were undigested blood, how would the bugs be obtaining any nourishment from their blood […]

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Alex Wild’s amazing bed bug photos

September 18, 2009

Warning: not for anyone with a current bed bug infestation. Check out Alex Wild’s amazing shots of bed bugs on the Myrmecos Blog, and in his photogallery. I really like the one shown last on the blog, with the bed bug fighting its way through a host’s hair. Cool shots. I mean, gross!

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Bed bugs in NightWatch active bed bug monitor (photo)

September 15, 2009

This photo shows bed bugs trapped in a Nightwatch active bed bug monitor. Flickr Photo: “Bedbugs in NightWatch trap.” You can see another shot of the Nightwatch with bed bugs in it from a greater distance here. All Rights Reserved by David P. James Thanks, David, for allowing us to share your photos with Bedbugger […]

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Screw head filled with bed bug eggs (photo)

September 15, 2009

We’re happy to share more of David P. James’s bed bug photos, with his permission. This one is captioned, “Bed bug eggs in a screwhead of a bed’s headboard, this deep harborage is why bedbugs are so difficult to control.” Flickr Photo: Screw head filled with bedbug eggs. All rights Reserved by David P. James

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Bed bugs on a bed rail frame (photo)

September 15, 2009

This photo by David P. James is captioned Bed rail frame, 2nd place I look for bed bugs. The oblong white thing in the middle? A sticky note tells us it’s “a freshly hatched bed bug egg.” All Rights Reserved by David P. James

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What do bed bug cast skins look like?

May 5, 2009

The only way to be sure you have bed bugs is with a visual confirmation — that means finding actual bed bugs, bed bug cast skins, bed bug eggs, or bed bug fecal stains, and having these confirmed by someone who is qualified to ID them. It’s helpful to become familiar with what bed bug […]

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New bed bug photo from Lou Sorkin

April 28, 2009

Amazing new image from Lou Sorkin of the American Museum of Natural History: Photo credit: Dr. Louis Sorkin, All Rights Reserved Lou writes, in the photo description: After feeding hundreds of bed bugs for around 10 minutes and watching many plump nymphs and adults crawl away from the top of the jar along the cardboard […]

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bed bugs hiding

May 9, 2008

bed bugs hiding Originally uploaded by louento.pix Lou Sorkin says of his photo: “Flat rubber molding pulled back to reveal bed bugs hiding. Notice that bugs are at top of molding in corner where there is no adhesive.”

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Photos of bed bugs on a popcorn ceiling, wall, wooden furniture

April 3, 2008

Reader Angie generously shared her bed bug photos with us. Click a photo, then “all sizes” then “large” to view them in more detail. Here’s a bed bug on a “popcorn” ceiling: UNI_1546 Originally uploaded by buggedinne Bed bugs and feces on a popcorn ceiling: UNI_1657 Originally uploaded by buggedinne Here’s a bed bug crawling […]

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