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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Image Number D2739-8

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Image Number D2739-8

Immature bed bugs molt and shed their skins only after blood feeding. ARS entomologist Mark Feldlaufer collects blood-fed, immature bed bugs that he will isolate in vials to collect individual shed skins for chemical analysis.


Photo by Stephen Ausmus.

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Last Modified: 1/23/2013