Monday, December 23, 2019

Case of the Week 574

Happy Holidays to all of my readers! Can anyone tell me who this little arthropod is?


Eagleville said...

Cimex lectularius (subspecies Santaclausus)

Blaine A. Mathison said...

Dashing through the sheets
on six segmented feet
O'er the pillows they go
sucking blood all the way
lap lap lap

Pointed beak goes down
after you turn off the lights
oh what fun it is to suck
blood from a host tonight

Oh, bed bugs suck
bed bugs suck
bed bugs suck your blood
Just be glad
they don't spread disease
or any nasty crud!

Anonymous said...

This is what makes it hard for the children to sleep tonight! Their beds have bugs. Bed bug bugged bed so it goes, even the sheep count does not work when the bed has bugs.
Cimex lectularius why do you bug us?
Why can't you take a flight with your cousin the bat bug?
Your blood is warm and succulent and I have acrophobia,
In this Joyous Season, can I give you a hug?
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.
Florida Fan

Old One said...

We just finished celebrating my daughters birthday (winters solstice) it was a god time for all. However it wasn't that way some 40 years ago. As we put Heidi to bed in her crib we told her to "sleep tight and don't let the bed bugs bite"

Heidi immediately jumped into our arms screaming," Bugs in bed, bugs in bed, Get me out of here now"

Despite our bad parenting Heidi became a talented, strong, independent individual,

Sir Galahad said...

Big fleas have little fleas
Upon their backs to bite' em
And little fleas have lesser fleas
And so, ad infinitum

(Filastrocca di Jonathan Swift)

Idzi P. said...

Cimex santaclarius ;-)
Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all!
And an extra big thank you to Dr. Pritt for another year of wonderful parasite cases!

Anonymous said...

From Spain, Merry Christmas! To all friends. Especially for dr. Pritt "alma mater" of this blog.

Sir Galahad said...

Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all!

Santiago said...

look! it's the seasonal holiday bed bug! (they're usually gone after January 6th...) Happy Holidays to all!

Unknown said...

Best compliments of the season