Effect of population structure and size on aggregation behavior of Cimex lectularius (Hemiptera: Cimicidae).

@article{Pfiester2009EffectOP,
  title={Effect of population structure and size on aggregation behavior of Cimex lectularius (Hemiptera: Cimicidae).},
  author={Margie Pfiester and Philip Koehler and Roberto M. Pinheiro Pereira},
  journal={Journal of medical entomology},
  year={2009},
  volume={46 5},
  pages={1015-20}
}
The bed bug, Cimex lectularius L. (Hemiptera: Cimicidae), occurs in aggregations until the conditions are no longer beneficial, leading to dispersal. Active and passive bed bug dispersal causes migrations from main aggregations either within a room, from room to room within a building, or from building to building. Because bed bug movement is an important factor in the spread of infestations, we wanted to determine how population structure and size affect bed bug aggregations. Engorged bed bugs… CONTINUE READING

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