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Family Cimicidae - Bed Bugs

Cimex adjunctus-Eastern Bat Bug - Cimex adjunctus Tiny scaly bugs - Cimex adjunctus Bat or Bed Bug? - Cimex chimney swift bug - Cimexopsis nyctalis Chimney Swift Bug?  - Cimexopsis nyctalis Bat bug or bed bug? - Cimex Bed bug or Bat bug - Cimex Oh Jesus....
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
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
4-12 mm(1)
body flat, broadly oval, wingless(1)
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.