Bed hugs

Ihese flat, oval, wingless bugs are usually reddish or brown. As well as humans, many species use other mammals and birds as hosts. • LlEE CYCLE Lggs arc laid in crevices in the adults' resting place. Kach of the five nymphal stages needs a huge meal of blood. The life cycle spans two to ten months. •()<:< :i RRENC :r. Worldwide. ()n hosts, in nests and caves, and in crevices in buildings.

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ClMEX IA.cn HARH S is the best-known species, long associated with humans. It feeds at night and finds hosts partly by sensing their body heat.

Length '/„_'/,jn (3-6mm)

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0rder Hkmiptkra

Family corkidak

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