|Other names:||Cymex, Cynucibus|
A blood sucking worm that preys on humans
The bedbug is found in some medieval encyclopedias. It has its name from the similarity of its smell to that of an herb (cimicia).
The stench of the bedbug signifies the vice of the lustful, whose stench of sin troubles the heavens.
In modern taxonomy, Cimex is a genus of blood sucking insects (including bedbugs) in the Cimicidae family.