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Genus Cimex

Cimex species (Bed Bug) - Cimex lectularius Fence Sitter - Cimex adjunctus Batbugs? - Cimex Bat or Bed Bug? - Cimex Bat bug or bed bug? - Cimex Bed bug or Bat bug? - Cimex Cimex lectularius? - Cimex lectularius bat bug? - Cimex
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)
Subfamily Cimicinae
Genus Cimex
Explanation of Names
Cimex Linnaeus 1758
Numbers
7 spp. in our area, 16 total
Size
3-9 mm
Range
cosmopolitan
Food
hosts: birds, mammals