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Bat Bug

The bat bug is an ectoparasite of bats, and can be found in homes with a resident bat population. Bat bugs are distinguished from bed bugs by the fringe hairs on their pronotum (the shield-looking part below their head). If the hairs on the pronotum are the same length or longer than the eye - it is a bat bug. For more information: ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/2105a.html

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Taken on September 27, 2012