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    Bed Bug ingesting blood - view 2

    Lateral view of an adult bed bug, Cimex lectularius, in the process of ingesting a blood meal from the arm of a “voluntary” human host. Most bed bugs feed at least 3-5 times each night during their typical lifespan of 3-4 months. However, they can survive for well over a year without a blood meal.


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