The scientific name for this family of bugs is Cimicidae. The most common Cimicidae, is the Cimex Lectularius. However, there are many varieties throughout the world. Another common bug, the Cimex Hemipterus, was recently discovered. It is originates in Florida and similar places, and primarily infests bats and poultry. Mature Ones
Bed bugs are blood-sucking insects in the family Cimicidae. Both nymphs and adults feed on sleeping or seden-tary humans, mostly at night, a time when this pest's stealthy habits are difficult to observe. Bed bugs are found worldwide in as-sociation with human habitations. The common bed bug, Cimex lectularius, is
Although the insects appear to be the same species, they are so genetically different that the researchers think the bed bug may be splitting into a new species--one that is unique to humans.
The common bed bug (C. lectularius) is the species best adapted to human environments. It is found in temperate climates throughout the world. Other species include Cimex hemipterus , found in tropical regions , which also infests poultry and bats, and Leptocimex boueti , found in the tropics of West Africa and South America, which infests bats and humans.
Bed bugs have tormented people throughout human history. They are now increasingly becoming a problem within residences of all kinds, including homes, apartments, dormitories, Don't Let The Bed Bugs Bite [fact sheet] UNH Extension
Bed bugs are parasitic insects of the cimicid family that feed exclusively on blood. Cimex lectularius (or the common bed bug) is the most well known species as it is the one that feeds primarilly on human hosts and infests human dwellings. These insects often dwell in beds, couches or other upholstered furniture, and they are also known to