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Family Cimicidae - Bed Bugs

Tiny scaly bugs - Cimex adjunctus Batbugs? - Cimex pilosellus Bed bug - Cimex lectularius Cimex adjunctus Nymph, Cimex lectularius? - Cimex lectularius Cimex lectularius? - Cimex lectularius Help with identifying bed bug / bat bug / swallow bug Bug 4mm length found in student residence 60 degrees N latitude on Alberta/NT border, Canada - 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)
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.