Ultrastructural Morphology on the Rostral Head Region of a Bedbug (Cimex lectularius)

Ultrastructural Morphology on the Rostral Head Region of a Bedbug (Cimex lectularius)

Ultrastructural Morphology on the Rostral Head Region of a Bedbug (Cimex lectularius)

This highly-magnified, digitally-colorized scanning electron micrograph (SEM) revealed some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed on the rostral head region of a bedbug, Cimex lectularius. Note the proximal anatomical relationships the insect’s skin piercing mouthparts it uses to obtain its blood meal, and how they join the head.