Bed bug identification resources: All bed bug life stages. Life cycle with images. Gif of a bed bug. Illustrated guide to identifying bed bugs. Identification of bed bugs close relatives. Note: flattened body, rusty brown coloured (less so in younger nymphs, which are more translucent). Thin 4 segmented antennae. 11 segmented abdomen.
Without a trained professional it's not going to be easy to define a bat bug, but the main difference is that bat bug's hair length is longer than bed bug's hair. How to differentiate: As I told above, they are almost the same, except their hair. Bat bug's hair is much longer than bed bug's hair. 10- Weevils vs bed bugs
" If your log cabin is in a remote area, we doubt that this is a Bed Bug, but Swallow Bugs and the related Bat Bugs, also pictured on BugGuide, might bite humans if their primary food source vanished. The reroofing may have removed a bat or swallow population in the loft.
5. Bat Bugs. Bat bugs are very similar in appearance to bed bugs and are best identified by an expert entomologist with a microscope. The primary difference is the longer length of fringe hairs located just below their head. Also, as their name suggests, they feed on the blood of bats, commonly found in attics.
While both bat bugs and bed bugs are considered parasites (meaning they survive by feeding from a living host), there is one key difference: bed bugs will feed from a variety of different species - including humans - while bat bugs almost exclusively prefer bats. Bat bugs will occasionally feed on humans but only if they've been abandoned by their bad host, making this a fairly rare occurrence.