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Bed bug

/Cimex lectularius/
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Heteroptera
Infraorder: Cimicomorpha
Superfamily: Cimicoidea
Family: Cimicidae
Latreille, 1802
Subfamilies, Genera & Species
*Subfamily /Afrociminae/*

· · *Genus /Afrocimex/*

· /Afrocimex constrictus/

*Subfamily /Cimicinae/*

· · *Genus /Bertilia/*
· *Genus /Cimex/*

· /Cimex adjunctus/
· /Cimex antennatus/
· /Cimex brevis/
· /Cimex columbarius/
· /Cimex incrassatus/
· /Cimex latipennis/
· /Cimex lectularius/
· /Cimex hemipterus/ (/C. rotundatus/)
· /Cimex pilosellus/
· /Cimex pipistrella/

· *Genus /Oeciacus/*

· /Oeciacus hirundinis/^[1]
· /Oeciacus vicarius/

· *Genus /Paracimex/*
· *Genus /Propicimex/*

*Subfamily /Cacodminae/*

· · *Genus /Aphrania/*
· *Genus /Cacodomus/*
· *Genus /Crassicimex/*
· *Genus /Leptocimex/*

· /Leptocimex boueti/

· *Genus /Loxaspis/*
· *Genus /Stricticimex/*

*Subfamily /Haematosiphoninae/*

· · *Genus /Caminicimex/*
· *Genus /Cimexopsis/*

· /Cimexopsis nyctalis/

· *Genus /Haematosiphon/*

· /Haematosiphon inodorus/

· *Genus /Hesperocimex/*

· /Hesperocimex coloradensis/
· /Hesperocimex sonorensis/

· *Genus /Ornithocoris/*

· /Ornithocoris pallidus/
· /Ornithocoris toledoi/

· *Genus /Psitticimex/*
· *Genus /Synxenoderus/*

· /Synxenoderus comosus/

*Subfamily /Latrocimicinae/*

· · *Genus /Latrocimex/*

*Subfamily /Primicimicinae/*

· · *Genus /Bucimex/*
· *Genus /Primicimex/*

· /Primicimex cavernis/

*Bed bugs* are parasitic insects of the cimicid family that feed
exclusively on blood. The term most commonly refers to members of the genus
/Cimex/ of which /*Cimex lectularius*/, the common bed bug, is the best
known as it prefers to feed on human blood although other /Cimex/ species
are specialized to other animals, e.g., bat bugs, /C. pipistrelli/
(Europe), /C. pilosellus/ (western US), and /C. adjunctus/ (entire eastern

The name of the "bed bug" is derived from the preferred habitat of /Cimex
lectularius/: warm houses and especially nearby


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