A Plague of Bed Bugs - Alex Wild Photography
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Cimex lectularius

Cimex lectularius

Adult bed bug feeding. Notice how the labium (the sheath surrounding the stylets) folds back to allow the bedbug's piercing/sucking mouthparts to sink deeper into the victim's skin.

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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