Bed bug research

Bed bug research

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Credit: STEPHEN AUSMUS/US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Bed bug research. Entomologist collecting blood-fed, immature bed bugs to be isolated to obtain their shed skins for chemical analysis. Immature bed bugs molt and shed their skins only after blood feeding. Bed bugs are wingless, parasitic insects of the family Cimcidae. The most common species is Cimex lectularius. Bedbugs grasp human skin with their forelegs, pierce the skin, and inject anticoagulant and an anaesthetic containing saliva. They feed at night. The female lays approximately 300 eggs. They don't transmit diseases but can cause skin infections from scratching bites.

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