Description: Bed bugs are wingless insects, roughly oval in shape, 4-7 mm long when fully grown, and are fast runners. They are rust brown in colour and change to a deeper red brown following a blood meal. Bed bugs are dorsoventrally flattened and being thin means that they can hide in narrow cracks and crevices, making detection often very difficult; Australia: Melbourne, May 2006.
Image type: Museum
Image view: Lateral / Side
Image location: Museum Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, Australia
Specimen in collection: No
Name: Pest and Diseases Image Library