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

@article{Newberry1988ProductionOA,
  title={Production of a hybrid between the bedbugs Cimex hemipterus and Cimex lectularius},
  author={K. Newberry},
  journal={Medical and Veterinary Entomology},
  year={1988},
  volume={2}
}
  • K. Newberry
  • Published 1 July 1988
  • Biology
  • Medical and Veterinary Entomology
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… 
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