Pronunciation key

( sīmeks )


n. [pl. CIMICES (simə-sēz′)]

[L. a bug]

  1. bedbug.
Cimex - bed bug life stage
Taxonomic Hierarchy
Kingdom Animalia – Animal, animals
Phylum Arthropoda – arthropods
Subphylum Hexapoda – hexapods
Class Insecta – insects, hexapoda
Subclass Pterygota – winged insects
Infraclass Neoptera – modern, wing-folding insects
Order Hemiptera Linnaeus, 1758 – true bugs, hemipterans
Suborder Heteroptera Latreille, 1810 – true bugs
Infraorder Cimicomorpha – thaumastocorid bugs
Superfamily Cimicoidea
Family Cimicidae Latreille, 1802 – bed bugs
Subfamily Cimicinae Latreille, 1802
Genus Cimex [Linnaeus, 1758]
Direct Children:
Species Cimex adjunctus Barber, 1939
Species Cimex antennatus Usinger and Ueshima, 1965
Species Cimex brevis Usinger and Ueshima, 1965
Species Cimex incrassatus Usinger and Ueshima, 1965
Species Cimex latipennis Usinger and Ueshima, 1965
Species Cimex lectularius Linnaeus, 1758 – bed bug, punaise des lits
Species Cimex pilosellus (Horvath, 1910) – bat bug, punaise de la chauve-souris


  • Webster's New World Dictionary of the American Language (College Edition) ©1955
  • Cimex, [Linnaeus, 1758], Taxonomic Serial No.: 107053
  •, Cimex hemipterus, Cimex lectularius
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