Complete life reproduction study of the common bed bug (Cimex lectularius) including behavior, fecundity, and longevity

Wednesday, November 13, 2013: 3:57 PM
Meeting Room 18 C (Austin Convention Center)
Gale E. Ridge , Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven, CT
A two year study of Cimex lectularius L reproduction was conducted to test for fecundity, reproductive and other behaviors, and longevity.  Females were found to have specific mating and oviposition behaviors.  Males and first instar nymphs additionally exhibited notable behaviors to ensure survivability.