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Med Vet Entomol. 1988 Jul;2(3):297-300.

Production of a hybrid between the bedbugs Cimex hemipterus and Cimex lectularius.

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  • National Institute for Tropical Diseases, Eshowe, Republic of South Africa.

Abstract

Of 479 eggs laid by female Cimex lectularius Linnaeus and C.hemipterus (Fabricius) mated by males of the other species, one was fertile and gave rise to a first stage nymph. The egg showed sculpturing typical of C.hemipterus, the female parent, and the nymph conformed to the narrow pronotum and abdomen of this species, being significantly different from C.lectularius in the width of the abdomen. Because the orientation and lengths of the bristles on the sides of the abdomen were distinctly different from C.hemipterus and closely resembled C.lectularius, the single nymph obtained from the cross C.hemipterus x lectularius was interpreted as being a hybrid rather than a product of parthenogenesis.

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