ID#: 6283
This image depicts a left lateral view of a common bed bug, Cimex lectularius, which was photographed as it was perched atop the skin of its human host. C. lectularius uses its mouthparts adapted to piercing skin in order to obtain its blood meal.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Donated by the World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland.
Creation Date: 1976
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.