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

Topic Completed: 1 November 2018

Minor changes: 3 March 2020

Revised: 4 February 2019

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Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Cimex lectularius (bed bug). website. Accessed August 14th, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Cimex lectularius is the common human bed bug
  • Cimex hemipterus is found primarily in tropical regions
Gross description
Gross images

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
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