Eastern Bat Bug Cimex adjunctus Barber, 1939  
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Hemiptera   >   Family Cimicidae   >   Genus Cimex   

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Closely related to the Common Bed Bug, but feeds on the blood of bats. Has been documented on Big Brown Bat in Maryland.

There is 1 record in the project database.

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An Eastern Bat Bug collected in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/4/2015). Notes from Richard Orr: This Bat Bug (Cimex adjunctus) resembles the closely related Bed Bug that feeds on humans. However, this species feeds on the blood of bats. Collected by Rebecca Hiller on May 4, 2015 from a Big Brown Bat (Eptesicus fuscus). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Close-up of an Eastern Bat Bug collected in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/4/2015). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)


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