How do bed bugs reproduce?

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Question by Courtney:
How do bed bugs reproduce?

I get extra credit in biology if I find the answer, but I can’t find it anywhere on the internet!! Help is greatly appreciated : )

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Answer by Leolupus
Bed bugs have an unusual method of reproduction. Though the female has a fully functional reproductive tract, males usually simply stab the females anywhere on the body with their sharp, pointed penis and inject sperm. This migrates to her eggs through her bloodstream. Even more bizarrely, males can also stab other males – their sperm travels to the testes of the stabbed male, so that when he mates, he is injecting his rival’s sperm rather than his own!

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