Sunday, September 30, 2007

Bed Bugs Biology

Bed Bugs Biology (Reference : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bed_bug )

Scientific classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Heteroptera
Family: Cimicidae

Genera & Species
Genus Cimex
- Cimex lectularius
- Cimex hemipterus (C. rotundatus)
- Cimex pilosellus
- Cimex pipistrella
Genus Leptocimex
- Leptocimex boueti
Genus Haematosiphon
- Haematosiphon inodora
Genus Oeciacus
- Oeciacus hirudinis
- Oeciacus vicarius


Two species of bedbug feed on humans: Cimex lectularius or common bed bugs which occurs in most parts of the world because they are the best adapted to human environments, and Cimex hemipterus or tropical bed bugs which occurs mainly in tropical countries.

Adult bed bugs are about 1/4 inch in length, oval and shaped body, reddish brown (dark brown after feed blood) and wing-less. Hatchling bed bugs are lighter color and become darker when growing.

Bed Bugs Life Cycle There are three stages in the bed bugs life cycle
bed bugs egg > 5 nymphal > adult bed bugs More About Bed Bugs Life Cycle


Bed Bug Picture : Adult Bed Bugs

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