Male and female adult bed bugs in both unfed and fed conditions playing around their plant part look-a-likes, apple seeds. They can't tell the difference either and readily crawl over the apple seeds in a manner similar to what they do in their harborages. Both male and female bed bugs can have elongated abdomens after feeding. Males did not try to mate with the apple seeds. Any pale or dark waste droppings are from the bugs. Apple seeds don't move much at all, they have no legs. They are plump, but haven't fed. Blue line squares are 1/4 inch size. You must realize by now that I don't like to describe bed bugs as looking like apple seeds. Bed bugs look like bed bugs. It's important to familiarize yourself with good images of nymph and adult bed bugs, their waste material, and their shed skins to be able to properly identify unknown insects you may come across in your home or while on the road.
Notes and photo courtesy of Lou Sorkin
Hump Beetle Or Bed Bug?
NOT a bed bug, but a beetle called Gibbium aequinoctiale. Its common names are hump beetle, shiny brown spider beetle and it's a scavenger and stored product pest. Most often confused with bed bugs because of its reddish brown color and globular shape causing people to think that it is full of blood -- it is not.
Note and photo courtesy of Lou Sorkin
Bed Bug Or ?
THIS IS A TEST OF YOUR BED BUG IDENTIFICATION SKILLS.
If you said 'hump spider beetles' you'd be RIGHT!.
There are, indeed a collection of dead hump spider beetles; NOT bed bugs.
Carpet Beetle Larvae
Carpet beetle larvae are often mistaken for bed bug nymphs. This one was found behind the bed headboard. Some individuals have an allergic reaction to their hairs which mimics a 'bite mark', further adding to the confusion.