Cimex adjunctus

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Cimex adjunctus, is an ectoparasite found in a wide range of North America.[1] Like other insects in the genus Cimex, C. adjunctus is a temporary parasite that eats blood.[2] Temporary, meaning that they do not linger on their hosts between meals. C. adjunctus feed off of many insectivorous bat species.[2] On more than one occasion, these insects have been found on the wings of Eptesicus fuscus (big brown bat).[1]

Cimex adjunctus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Family: Cimicidae
Genus: Cimex
C. adjunctus
Binomial name
Cimex adjunctus
Barber, 1939


  1. ^ a b Sasse DB, McAllister CT, Durden LA (2016). "A New Host Record for the Bat Bug, Cimex adjunctus (Insecta: Hemiptera) from Eastern Small-footed Myotis, Myotis leibii (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae)". Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science. 70: 287–288.
  2. ^ a b Talbot B, Vonhof MJ, Broders HG, Fenton B, Keyghobadi N (May 2018). "Host association influences variation at salivary protein genes in the bat ectoparasite Cimex adjunctus". J. Evol. Biol. 31 (5): 753–763. doi:10.1111/jeb.13265. PMID 29543391.

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