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bed bug tibial pad comparison

bed bug tibial pad comparison

Scanning electron microscope images show the differing number of hairs on the hind-leg tibial pad of an adult female Cimex lectularius (A) and adult female Cimex hemipterus (B). The greater density of hair on the tibial pad of C. hemipterus enables it to scale the smooth walls of common pitfall traps.

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