The tropical bedbug Cimex hemipterus near the southernmost extent of its range

Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. Sep-Oct 1990;84(5):745-7. doi: 10.1016/0035-9203(90)90174-d.


The average degree of infestation of Cimex hemipterus in Zulu huts in South Africa is the same as that of C. lectularius. Nymphal stages of C. hemipterus can be distinguished by head-width measurements and numbers of lateral pronotal hairs.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Bedbugs / anatomy & histology
  • Bedbugs / growth & development*
  • Insect Vectors / growth & development*
  • Nymph / anatomy & histology
  • South Africa
  • Tropical Climate