It can't be, can it?
May 21, 2012 10:24 AM   Subscribe

Identify that Bug. Photo 1 Photo 2
posted by Yowser to Pets & Animals (8 answers total)
I hate to tell, you, but that looks remarkably like a bedbug. The blood spots next to it are also incriminating. Sadly, I know this from personal experience.
posted by Gneisskate at 10:27 AM on May 21, 2012 [2 favorites]

I was afraid someone would say that... I had a (single) bedbug over a year and a half ago but it died with extreme prejudice. Hate to see the bain of my existence return (I wasn't affected but I was in a group of about 70 at a hostel where at least 15% managed to bring home bedbug bites/bedbugs with them)
posted by Yowser at 10:32 AM on May 21, 2012

Looks like a bedbug to me, too.
posted by Beardman at 10:35 AM on May 21, 2012

Yep. I had a prolonged brush with them a couple of years ago. That's exactly what they look like. The forums at are really informative; you can repost the photo there if you need extra confirmation.
posted by artemisia at 10:44 AM on May 21, 2012

Lots of bedbug pictures at whatsthatbug. It does, indeed, fit the profile. :(
posted by jquinby at 11:01 AM on May 21, 2012

Bedbug, or a related species such as a bat bug (which is marginally better, but only marginally, since they will happily feed on humans if there are no bats available).
posted by brianogilvie at 11:10 AM on May 21, 2012

Yup. That's a bedbug. Call the exterminators.
posted by discopolo at 1:34 PM on May 21, 2012

I opened it thinking "Oh god I hope it isn't....". But yep, it's a bedbug. So sorry. :(
posted by houndsoflove at 4:05 PM on May 21, 2012

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