Bloodthirsty bedbugs have feasted on prey for 100 million years

New genetic analyses reveal the insects evolved from at least the Cretaceous

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PICKY EATERS Genetic analysis has revealed that ancestral bedbugs, like their modern relatives, probably preyed upon birds and small mammals, like this bat. In this image, a bedbug comes face-to-face with its prey.

Mark Chappell/UC Riverside

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