Entomologists get excited over the strangest things. This morning I got my first bat bug sample ever, and I’m still all aflutter.
The pronotal fringe hairs on these common bed bugs
(see arrow) are short, no longer than the width of
the bed bug’s eye. This feature is visible with a
hand-lens even through a plastic zip-loc bag, as in
this photo. Image by Mike Merchant.
Bat bugs and swallow bugs are relatives of the common bed bug, Cimex lectularius–the species you are most likely to encounter on…
Source: Insects in the City