General Description

Body oval shape and pale brown. Broad flat edge around the mid-body (pronotum) and head. No wings. Body up to 6 mm long.


Bedbugs hide in cracks and crevices during the day, emerging at night to feed on human blood. Spots of excrement are found on walls near their hiding places. Their bites cause an irritation to humans. If recently fed, their blood meal is visible in the abdomen.


Worldwide. Mainland Australia and Tasmania.


Associated with human habitation, often transported in luggage.

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