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bat bugs

Cimicidae-bat bug - Cimex adjunctus Cimex adjunctus-Eastern Bat Bug - Cimex adjunctus Bat parasite - Cimex pilosellus Bat or Bed Bug? - Cimex Bat bug or bed bug? - Cimex Cimex bat bug - Cimex Cimex adjunctus bat bug? - Cimex
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
No Taxon bat bugs
several spp. of Cimex
3-9 mm
fringe hairs on pronotum as long or longer than width of eye (in C. lectularius the hairs are shorter than width of eye)
blood of several species of bats
Life Cycle
multiple generations per year
4 Bat Bug spp. that occur In Canada are C. adjunctus, C. brevis, C. latipennis, C. pilosellus