In June 2009, 14 Rafinesque’s big-eared bats(Corynorhinus rafinesquii) were collected from an abandoned house near Shepherd, San Jacinto County, Texas. Three individuals harbored bat bugs which were subsequently identified as Cimex adjunctus Barber 1939. This is the first record of this species from C. rafinesquii. In August 2013, 10 C. rafinesquii were collected from a maternity colony in Drew County in southeastern Arkansas. Four of the bats harbored bat bugs, which were identified as C. adjunctus. This is the first record of this bat bug from Arkansas. A summary of previous state and host records of the insect is provided, as is a summary of parasite records from C. rafinesquii.
Grilliot, M. E.; Hunt, J. L.; Sims, C. G.; and Comer, C. E.
"New Host and Location Record for the Bat Bug Cimex adjunctus Barber 1939, with a Summary of Previous Records,"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 68
, Article 26.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol68/iss1/26