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Family Cimicidae - Bed Bugs

Beetle? Infesting mattress and cloth chair in NYC - Cimex lectularius Cimex lectularius Swallow bug, Oeciacus vicarius - Oeciacus vicarius Fence Sitter - Cimex adjunctus Batbugs? - Cimex pilosellus Nasty little surprise - Cimex lectularius Chimney Swift Bug?  - Cimexopsis nyctalis Cimex  - Cimex lectularius
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Infraorder Cimicomorpha
Superfamily Cimicoidea
Family Cimicidae (Bed Bugs)
Explanation of Names
Cimicidae Latreille 1802
Numbers
15 spp. in 8 genera in our area, 110 spp. in 24 genera worldwide(1)
not yet in the guide:
Haematosiphon inodorus (Duges 1892)
Ornithocoris pallidus Usinger 1959
Size
4-12 mm(1)
Identification
body flat, broadly oval, wingless(1)
Range
cosmopolitan
Season
year-round
Food
ectoparasites of birds and mammals; most are associated with birds & bats, only 2 spp. (Cimex lectularius and C. hemipterus) are permanently associated with humans(1)
Life Cycle
multiple generations per year
Works Cited
1.Biodiversity of the Heteroptera
Henry T.J. 2009. In: Foottit R.G., Adler P.H., eds. Insect biodiversity: Science and society. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell: 223-263.