Is this a Bed bug? picture(5 posts)
Hey all sorry that the photos are so bad but hopefully they are good enough for someone to give me a least a "Yes, probably" or "No, probably not". I think it might not be since I found this guy on my dinning room table in a bright room, the table had flowers bought from an outdoor market, and when I shine a light on him (from above) he looks jet black (when I put a light under him he looks to have a greenish tint).
On the other hand he does kind of look like some of the bb pics I've seen, and I can't really find any bug pictures more similar to him than a bed beg.
P.S. if I leave him in a ziplock and let him die of "natural causes" will I be able to tell anymore?
Thanks for any tips!
Bed bugs do not have cerci or cornicles. Your critter appears to have these structures present on the distal margin of the abdoman.
In plain English this means that there are two projections present at the tail end of your critter. Bed bugs do NOT have such structures. As such, this is NOT a photo of a bed bug.
Aphids have cornicles and cockroaches have cerci.
Based upon what you wrote, this is likely an aphid.
A better quality photo would be great howev er.
Also, google images of aphids to see if you have a match.
Hope this helps ! paul b.
Holy cow, amazing call man.
Definitely this guy: [url= http://img.tfd.com/wn/40/61840-aphis.png aphis pic [/url] or in other places reported more specifically as "Apple Aphid (Aphis pomi)"
Thank you so much for the quick and detailed response!
Glad to be of help ! pb
Definitely an aphid even with the grainy picture. Might be the species you think but for specific determination, the specimen is actually required. For your use, a specific determination is not needed.
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