Bedbugs lived TWICE as long ago as thought and may have sucked the blood of dinosaurs - News Summed Up

Bedbugs lived TWICE as long ago as thought and may have sucked the blood of dinosaurs


Bed bugs scuttled the Earth 100 million years ago alongside the dinosaurs, scientists have found. Previously thought to have evolved 50 million years ago, the latest study shows they are actually twice as old as bats, thought to be their first hosts. The findings revealed that Bedbugs evolved 50 million years before bats - a mammal that people had previously believed to be their first host. Based on the findings, experts found that the evolutionary history of bed bugs is far more complex than previously thought. 'It shows that the evolutionary history of bed bugs is far more complex than we previously thought.'


Source: Daily Mail May 16, 2019 15:54 UTC



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