Cimex lectularius


Taxonavigation: Cimicoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Cladus: Pancrustacea
Cladus: Allotriocarida
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Paraneoptera
Superordo: Condylognatha
Ordo: Hemiptera
Subordo: Heteroptera
Infraordo: Cimicomorpha
Superfamilia: Cimicoidea

Familia: Cimicidae
Subfamiliae (2): Cimicinae - Haematosiphoninae  - Latrocimicinae

Overview of genera (10+) Acanthocrios – Alayocimex – Cimex – Cyanolicimex – Haematosiphon – Hesperocimex – Leptocimex – Oeciacus – Ornithocoris – Primicimex – Psitticimex – Rusingeria – Synxenoderus – †Quasicimex




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  • Di Iorio, O. 2012: The bat bugs (Hemiptera: Cimicidae) from Argentina: geographic distributions, hosts, and new records. Zootaxa 3349: 48–55. Preview Reference page
  • Di Iorio, O.; Turienzo, P. 2012: Addenda to the insects found in birds’ nests from the Neotropical Region and Neotropical immigrants in the Nearctic Region, with a discussion of the probable transmission mechanism of Ornithocoris toledoi (Hemiptera: Cimicidae). Zootaxa 3349: 1–17. Preview Reference page
  • Engel, M.S. 2008: A stem-group cimicid in mid-Cretaceous amber from Myanmar (Hemiptera: Cimicoidea). Alavesia, 2: 233–237. PDF
  • Ghahari, H., Moulet, P. & Ostovan, H. 2016. An annotated catalog of the Iranian Cimicidae and Largidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) and in memoriam Carl Walter Schaefer (1934–2015). Zootaxa 4111(2): 194–200. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4111.2.8. Reference page
  • in Sonnini's Buffon, Hist. nat. gén. partic. Crust. Ins. 3: 240
  • Poggio, M.G. et al. 2009: Insects found in birds’ nests from Argentina: cytogenetic studies in Cimicidae (Hemiptera) and its taxonomical and phylogenetic implications. Zootaxa 2315: 39–46. Abstract & excerpt

Vernacular names

English: Bedbug
suomi: Lutikat
日本語: トコジラミ科
русский: Клопы постельные
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