bed bug, Cimex lectularius  (Hemiptera: Cimicidae) - 5312005

bed bug
Cimex lectularius Linnaeus

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.
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Image view: Ventral / Adaxial / Front
Image location: Museum Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, Australia

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Country: Australia

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