Cutaneous / subcutaneous / soft tissue
Cimex lectularius (bed bug)

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D.

Revised: 9 November 2018, last major update November 2018

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Cite this page: Pernick, N. Cimex lectularius (bed bug). website. Accessed December 12th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Cimex lectularius is the common human bed bug
  • Cimex hemipterus is found primarily in tropical regions
Gross description
Gross images

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Contributed by Bobbi Pritt, M.D.

Bed bugs

Bed bugs: Cimex lectularius

Bed bugs: Cimex lectularius

Bed bug: setae shorter than width of eye

Bat / bird bed bug: prominent long setae

Differential diagnosis