Wednesday, 19. October 2011 16:48
Do bed bugs have wings?
The answer is yes and no. While bed bugs grow vestigial wings during their adult stage, the wings look like very short pads on the top of the thorax, which are useless organs if they need one to fly. Several bugs’ vestigial wings have a much lighter in color than the rest of the body, but a common bed bug’s have the same reddish brown color as the rest of its body.
Vestigial wings serve little or no use to a number of insects, including those of female Oriental cockroaches, particular kinds of grasshoppers, and large blister beetles. Insects are the only anthropods who have wings, some might be rendered useless and some have the capability to fly. Keep Reading!!