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Help! Id needed for two bed bugs!!! [a: two adult female bed bugs]

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  1. ProBugAbuse

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    I found these two bed bugs under two different pillows on top of my bed.. please tell me they are both the same gender

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    Were they already dead?

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    I think the one on the left has a pointy-er bum then the one of the right by a little bit but I have no idea what that means. Someone else will come along I'm sure, but they DON'T look the same to me, but that could be due to so many things, inexperience on my part, camera angle, what stage of fed the bugs were at, anything... so in short, don't listen to me and wait for an expert lol

    ((Big Hugs)) though. No fun finding these guys ever...

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    Adult females have a rounder, more symmetrical bottom. It's easier to determine the sex if the bug hasn't recently fed.

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    BugaMeBugaYou - 1 hour ago  » 
    I think the one on the left has a pointy-er bum then the one of the right by a little bit but I have no idea what that means. Someone else will come along I'm sure, but they DON'T look the same to me, but that could be due to so many things, inexperience on my part, camera angle, what stage of fed the bugs were at, anything... so in short, don't listen to me and wait for an expert lol
    ((Big Hugs)) though. No fun finding these guys ever...

    They're the same. Left one isn't pointier. The male abdomen is not exactly pointier - it is not symmetrical at the tip because his genitalia has one side modified and the other is missing. Take a look at these bed bugs: 2 females, 1 male. All fed, but one female fed more than other so its abdomen is more elongate.
    2+1 cimex by louento.pix, on Flickr

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    Bugginout90 - 4 hours ago  » 
    Were they already dead?

    I found them both alive

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    loubugs - 2 hours ago  » 

    BugaMeBugaYou - 1 hour ago  » 
    I think the one on the left has a pointy-er bum then the one of the right by a little bit but I have no idea what that means. Someone else will come along I'm sure, but they DON'T look the same to me, but that could be due to so many things, inexperience on my part, camera angle, what stage of fed the bugs were at, anything... so in short, don't listen to me and wait for an expert lol
    ((Big Hugs)) though. No fun finding these guys ever...

    They're the same. Left one isn't pointier. The male abdomen is not exactly pointier - it is not symmetrical at the tip because his genitalia has one side modified and the other is missing. Take a look at these bed bugs: 2 females, 1 male. All fed, but one female fed more than other so its abdomen is more elongate.
    2+1 cimex by louento.pix, on Flickr

    So both are male and I can rest easier?

    I'm on my third professional spray treatment which seemed to have eliminated them from the floor or walls. I found a hole in my mattress protector, since patched up and I'm hoping these are just a pair of same sex escapees

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    Thank you all for your input! Hopefully those were the last two stragglers who escaped a ripped (now patched back up) mattress cover

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    ProBugAbuse - 1 hour ago  » 
    Thank you all for your input! Hopefully those were the last two stragglers who escaped a ripped (now patched back up) mattress cover

    Did it rip from the frame? The metal frame should be taped over with duct tape to cover up any sharp edges.

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    ProBugAbuse - 3 hours ago  » 

    So both are male and I can rest easier?

    I am a little confused about this too, Lou. Are you saying these are two adult males or two adult females?

    Thanks!

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    ProBugAbuse - 1 hour ago  » 
    Thank you all for your input! Hopefully those were the last two stragglers who escaped a ripped (now patched back up) mattress cover

    Did it rip from the frame? The metal frame should be taped over with duct tape to cover up any sharp edges.

    Indeed it did. Pest control here is none to cautious, leaving my box spring zippers open on the first treatment (which I discovered early, zipped back up and put an obscene amount of ductape on) and now ripping my box spring cover on their third visit. I have ductaped the shit out of everything so I'm hoping I'm in the clear, or I will be able yo eliminate stragglers

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    ProBugAbuse - 3 hours ago  » 
    So both are male and I can rest easier?

    I am a little confused about this too, Lou. Are you saying these are two adult males or two adult females?
    Thanks!

    They are not both males - the abdominal tip is not that of a male. That's why I wondered if they could be turned over to see the dorsal view. It looks like a ventral abdominal cleft on the right side of the abdomen is present and wanted to be sure to see if the front wing pads are visible. It looks like there is a mid-dorsal abdominal membrane present. So these characters point to adult females.

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    ProBugAbuse: So both are male and I can rest easier?

    I'm on my third professional spray treatment which seemed to have eliminated them from the floor or walls. I found a hole in my mattress protector, since patched up and I'm hoping these are just a pair of same sex escapees


    Sorry, no. Both are same sex as I noted above in previous answer. I thought reference to my pictures would help.

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    loubugs - 8 minutes ago  » 

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    ProBugAbuse - 3 hours ago  » 
    So both are male and I can rest easier?

    I am a little confused about this too, Lou. Are you saying these are two adult males or two adult females?
    Thanks!

    They are not both males - the abdominal tip is not that of a male. That's why I wondered if they could be turned over to see the dorsal view. It looks like a ventral abdominal cleft on the right side of the abdomen is present and wanted to be sure to see if the front wing pads are visible. It looks like there is a mid-dorsal abdominal membrane present. So these characters point to adult females.

    They are both stuck to carpet tape, the one on the right is still alive ?, I could perhaps try to pull the one on the left off of the tape for better id

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    Thanks, Lou!


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