Cimex lectularius

Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Cimex lectularius: Bed bugs
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Cimex lectularius - bug of temperate regions that infests especially beds and feeds on human bloodCimex lectularius - bug of temperate regions that infests especially beds and feeds on human blood
hemipteran, hemipteron, hemipterous insect, bug - insects with sucking mouthparts and forewings thickened and leathery at the base; usually show incomplete metamorphosis
Cimex, genus Cimex - type genus of the Cimicidae: bedbugs
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
The common bedbugs, Cimex lectularius, are parasitic insects that feed on the blood of mammals.
Competence of Cimex lectularius bed bugs for the transmission of Bartonella quintana, the agent of trench fever.
Effects of elevated temperature on the mycetome and symbiotes of the bed bug Cimex lectularius (Heteroptera).
Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) and clinical consequences of their bites.
Furthermore, the target Spbtry70 nucleotide and protein sequences shared no similarity or identity with those of other insects, except for Cimex lectularius L.
Cimex lectularius, commonly known as bed bugs, have plagued the world for centuries.
Caption: The common--and all too common--bedbug (Cimex lectularius)
Schal, "Blood constituents as phagostimulants for the bed bug Cimex lectularius L.," Journal of Experimental Biology, vol.
Bed bugs belong to the family Cimicidae and there are two species involved in the modern resurgence; the Common bed bug, Cimex lectularius and the Tropical bed bug, Cimex hemipterus.