Image Number: 5312005

Descriptor:
Adult(s)
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:
Ventral / Adaxial / Front

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Image location:
Museum Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, Australia

Subject

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Atelocerata
Class: Hexapoda (including Insecta)
Infraclass: Neoptera
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Heteroptera
Infraorder: Cimicomorpha
Superfamily: Cimicoidea
Family: Cimicidae
Subfamily: Cimicinae
Genus: Cimex
Subject: Cimex lectularius Linnaeus
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Image uploaded:
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Image last updated:
Thursday, December 13, 2007