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Bedbugs evolved more than 100 million years ago

May 18, 2019 - General

Bedbugs – some of the most unwanted human bed-mates – have been parasitic companions with other species aside from humans for more than 100 million years, walking the earth at the same time as dinosaurs.

Bedbugs are older than bats – a mammal that people had previously believed to be their first host
50-60 million years ago. Bedbugs in fact evolved around 50 million years earlier
[Credit: Mark Chappell, University of Cailfornia,…

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Source: archeo

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