Cimex lectularius

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Ci·mex lec·tu·lar·i·us

the common bedbug.

Cimex lectularius.

See bedbug.

Cimex lectularius

(si'meks lek-tu-la're-us)
The bedbug; an insect belonging to the order Hemiptera.
Synonym: Acanthia lectularia See: bedbug


a genus of the insect family Cimicidae.

Cimex hemipterus (Cimex rotundatus)
parasitic bugs of poultry.
Cimex lectularius
blood-sucking insects parasitizing humans for the most part but can affect pigeons and poultry causing anemia, ill thrift and reduced production. Called also bed bugs.
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Assembling and alerting scents produced by the bedbug, Cimex lectularius L.
Aggregation and dispersal behavior of the common bedbug, Cimex Lectularius L.
Characteristics of Cimex lectularius (Hemiptera: Cimicidae): Infestation and dispersal in a high-rise apartment building.
Semio-chemicals of the common bed bug, Cimex lectularius L.
Geographic distribution of Wolbachia infections in Cimex lectularius (Heteroptera: Cimicidae).
High prevalence of bedbugs Cimex lectularius in camps for internally displaced person in Freetown, Sierra Leone: a pilot humanitarian investigation.
Recorded numbers of reports of Cimex lectularius and C.
Good to know: the presence of cimex lectularius, aka the common bed bug, has nothing to do with cleanliness and everything to do with a transient population.
In recent years, infestations of Cimex lectularius (commonly referred to as bedbugs) have become a significant health nuisance.
Male bed bugs grasp and try to mate with any other member of their Cimex lectularius species that has had a full meal of blood recently, says chemical ecologist Camilla Ryne of Lund University in Sweden.
The bed bugs - or Cimex Lectularius, to give them their birth cert name - survive by sucking on the blood of living creatures including humans.