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Kissing bug / Assassin bug

Description:

Small head,long reddish antennae, six legs

Habitat:

Siding

Notes:

2-3 inches long


No species ID suggestions

5 Comments

lori.tas
lori.tas 6 years ago

In this case my eye was aided by a more intimate than usual knowledge, which why I've been tested for Chagas disease.

Yasser
Yasser 6 years ago

great eye as usual lori! since it's a bit unclear, I've added the subfamily link to the spotting (Triatominae/Kissing Bugs) for more general information. Here's a good link to more specific genus information on Triatoma: http://bugguide.net/node/view/4789

lori.tas
lori.tas 6 years ago

Assassin bug is a general name for many of the Triatoma species, another name is "kissing bug".

jeffperi
jeffperi 6 years ago

Someone told me it might be an Assassin Bug.

lori.tas
lori.tas 6 years ago

Triatoma lecticularia, or Triatoma sanguisuga, based on location, although the apparently long front legs are wrong.

Cape St. Claire, Maryland, USA

Lat: 39.04, Long: -76.47

Spotted on Oct 17, 2010
Submitted on Oct 17, 2010

Spotted for mission

Reference

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