Got Bed Bugs? Bedbugger Forums » Detection / Identification of bed bugs

Stain on Sheets / Mystery bug found under bed skirt

(2 posts)
  1. 16424425

    Joined: Jul '15
    Posts: 1


    Posted 4 years ago
    Tue Jul 14 2015 21:41:13

    Login to Send PM


    I woke up this morning with something that could be bed bug bites on my back, but possibly also mosquito bites or something else unrelated. After thoroughly inspecting my room, I found a bug under the bed skirt. It doesn't look like a bed bug, but I don't know for sure.

    I also saw some marks on the sheet under my pillow, would be around where I could have been bitten.

    Any opinion on if this could be bed bug related?


  2. loubugs

    old timer
    Joined: Mar '07
    Posts: 12,249


    Posted 4 years ago
    Wed Jul 15 2015 3:42:32

    Login to Send PM

    The insect is a click beetle, family Elateridae. I flew in from outdoors and hid under the bed skirt.

    Professional entomologist/arachnologist. I consult on all matters dealing with insects and arachnids, including those of natural history and biology to pest management and forensic entomology investigations.

RSS feed for this topic


You must log in to post.

296,891 posts in 50,057 topics over 155 months by 21,882 of 22,369 members. Latest: sai, Mary Borges, Pleasebegone2019