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Adult bed bugs are on average 5 mm long, oval-shaped and dorso-ventrally flattened. Like other members of the order, Hemiptera, they possess piercing-sucking mouthparts. Adults are brachypterous; the hindwings are nearly absent and the forewings are reduced to small, leathery pads. As you can see here, nymphs look like smaller, paler versions of the adults.This image depicts a dorsal view of an adult, Cimex lectularius bed bug.Adult bed bugs are on average 5 mm long, oval-shaped and dorso-ventrally flattened. Like other members of the order, Hemiptera, they possess piercing-sucking mouthparts. Adults are brachypterous; the hindwings are nearly absent and the forewings are reduced to small, leathery pads. As you can see here, nymphs look like smaller, paler versions of the adults.

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