Subject:  Is this a bed bug? Kinda looks like one.
Geographic location of the bug:  Clinton township, Michigan
Date: 09/30/2017
Time: 02:15 PM EDT
Been getting bug bites once in awhile not sure if they are mosquito bites, because it’s only one at a time. Thinking the worst bed bugs. I haven’t been sleeping in the bed, my husband never gets bit.  But I found out mosquitos only go for my type of blood, maybe bed bugs do to? Anyways found this bug on my bed today he’s a 1/4 inch big, thought bed bugs were smaller? And the legs don’t look like they are all in the front like a bed bug. Can you help me?
How you want your letter signed:  Sue

Black Ground Bug

Dear Sue,
This is NOT a Bed Bug, but it is a True Bug in the same suborder, Heteroptera, as Bed Bugs.  We believe this is a Black Ground Bug,
Microporus nigrita, which we found on BugGuide.  According to BugGuide:  “native to, and widespread all across the temperate and southern Palaearctic, adventive in NA.”

Location: Clinton Township, Michigan

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *