A field study of mating between two species of bedbug in northern KwaZulu, South Africa

@article{Walpole1988AFS,
  title={A field study of mating between two species of bedbug in northern KwaZulu, South Africa},
  author={DEBRA E. Walpole and K. Newberry},
  journal={Medical and Veterinary Entomology},
  year={1988},
  volume={2}
}
ABSTRACT. The interspecific cross‐mating of female Cimex lectularius Linnaeus with male Cimex hemipterus (Fabricius) results in a visible mark developing in the female ectospermalege. This mark has been used to record the frequency of mating between female C. lectularius and male C. hemipterus in sympatric wild populations in a DDT‐sprayed area of northern KwaZulu, South Africa. A high percentage (11/16=69%) of C. lectularius females were marked, showing that these two species mate in nature. 
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