Talk:Bed bug

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Former good article nominee Bed bug was a Natural sciences good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
September 18, 2007 Good article nominee Not listed
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Edit suggestions Sept 2013[edit]

I think it would be beneficial to add that the spermalege is a product of coadaptive evolution. It also might be beneficial to explain that bed bug females have fully functional genitals and birthing canal. Info about the evolution of traumatic insemination should be added explaining how it was a behavior meant to decrease sperm competition. The reproduction subsection of behavior should be consolidated with the reproduction subsection of physical description. Sperm and seminal fluid allocation and egg production subsections should be consolidated with the reproduction section. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dudas 91 (talkcontribs) 23:57, 10 October 2013 (UTC)

Peer Review[edit]

Peer Review, Round 2

I think the information in the behavior section is detailed and concise, but it would be nice if the subtitles within the section were available in the contents at the top of the page. I noticed only "Reproduction" was visible there but I think the smaller headings should be added as well. I am not sure if you have come across a discussion of the evolution of these behaviors in the literature, but if you have it would be good to add a little bit about that.

Amruthapk (talk) 02:18, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

I went through and added more links. There were also a few minor spelling errors I fixed. All and all, though, I think that this article is good and is potentially ready to be nominated for a good article. Rosemaryshanley (talk) 22:59, 20 November 2013 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Bed bug/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: FunkMonk (talk · contribs) 06:58, 11 November 2013 (UTC)

  • Too many missing citations, please fix this before renominating. FunkMonk (talk) 06:58, 11 November 2013 (UTC)
Yes agree, still a fair bit of work to do. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 22:09, 11 November 2013 (UTC)

Reproduction[edit]

Reproduction is two separate bullet things??? Why? 76.14.24.117 (talk) 01:10, 16 February 2014 (UTC)

Fixed EvergreenFir (talk) 06:22, 16 February 2014 (UTC)

Possible refs[edit]

The EL section is not a place for possible refs. Thus moving

  • Stephen Doggett. Bed Bugs: Clinical Relevance and Control Options. Clinical Microbiological Reviews, 25(1):164–192.
  • Stephen Doggett. A Bed Bug Management Policy for Accommodation Providers. First ed, ICPMR, Sydney Australia, Sep 2011.

Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 13:29, 18 February 2014 (UTC)