Cimex adjunctus Barber

Reeves, Will K., Durden, Lance A., Ritzi, Christopher M., Beckham, Katy R., Super, Paul E & Oconnor, Barry M., 2007, Ectoparasites and other ectosymbiotic arthropods of vertebrates in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA, Zootaxa 1392, pp. 31-68: 38

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.273680

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:1BA23B6E-F96B-495C-B0C5-0AC99413D0C3

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/E5278780-FFEA-FFCE-FF3B-5F4EFB5AFB94

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Cimex adjunctus Barber
status

 

Cimex adjunctus Barber 

Ex Myotis lucifugus (little brown myotis): TN, Blount Co., Abrams Creek shed, 19 Jun. 2002, J. J. Bellwood, L­ 2923.

This batbug is an ectoparasite of several species of bats mainly in the eastern United States including North Carolina ( Usinger 1966)  . This record appears to be the first for C. adjunctus  from Tennessee and from the Park. Cimex adjunctus  might be a vector of a Bartonella  sp. of bats ( Reeves et al. 2005 a).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Cimicidae

Genus

Cimex