Sunday, June 10, 2012

Answer to Case 211

Answer:  Cimex sp.

This is a nice example of blood movement within the gut of a bedbug.  Note the classic shape of this hard-to-eradicate pest.

The differential diagnosis in this case includes other Cimex species (e.g. bat bug); however, these can be ruled out by looking at the hairs on the pronotum.  Unfortunately I didn't have a nice photo to show you a close up of the pronotum so the furthest you could go from just this movie is "Cimex sp."

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