Bed Bugs Appearance
What do bed bugs look like in the different stages?
Bed bugs obtain five different stages. The first stage is a milky white egg about the size of a point of a needle. The egg hatches into a nymph which is translucent. The bed bug becomes darker and more brown as the stages proceed to the next. As the nymph feeds on a host, it will continue to get darker until a fully matured bed bug will be brown or brunt orange.
What do bed bugs look like size wise in the different stages?
The eggs of bed bugs are approximately 1mm in size which can be compared to a poppy seed. A fully matured adult bed bug is about 1/4 inch in length which is comparable to apple seeds or a grain of rice. Bed bugs have very flattened bodies from top to bottom and are oval shaped. When bed bugs consume blood, the back of the bedbug is no longer flatten and can cause their bodies to full up more than twice their average size within a five to fifteen minute span.
What do bed bugs’ bodies look like?
Bed Bugs have a large, round abdomen, long antennae segmented into three parts, and a small prothorax that flares to the sides. Their mouth is a short, proboscis segmented into three parts that is located below the body. Bed bugs have an elongated beak that is used to pierce the host while feeding.
A fully developed bed bug is brown or brunt orange. Bed bugs are distinguished by their stripe like appearance. They have small hairs on their back in a pattern of what appears to be horizontal stripes.
Bed bugs are very tiny, but distinguished insects. They are mostly distinguished by their size, agility, their beak, and their stripe like appearance.
|Eco Keeper Bed Bug Monitor and Glue Trap|