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What the Heck Is This?

This image is a real close up. And it's been colorized by scientists.

Can you guess what it is?

Read on to find out, and see the full version …

It's the mouth of a bedbug. Bedbug populations have grown like crazy in recent years. Their bites leave itchy rashes.

Check out another more natural-looking close-up bedbug image and our very cool bedbug infographic.

(Image credit: CDC/ Janice Haney Carr)

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