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Kissing bug?????

Description:

This insects was large, about ¾ to a little over one inch in length and was dark brown or black in color with orange and black markings. It looks a lot like the Kissing bug except the head is not as elongated and the antennae come out of a different spot. (Kissing bugs have antennae that arise halfway between the eyes and the end of the snout. They are also called cone-nosed bugs because their snouts before the beak are quite long.)

Habitat:

In our backyard in Windwardside, Saba, Dutch Caribbean. Near volcano and ocean.

Notes:

I thought this was a kissing bug. When I spoke to the Dr on the Island ( and a friend that works at pest control ) they were sure that the island does not have any Chakra bugs. They had seen these around a lot. Now while trying to ID this bug I doubt if it is a kissing bug as the head is very different, more like the head of a stinkbug.


1 species ID suggestions

Kissing bug
Triatominae spp.

Saba, Caribisch Nederland, Netherlands

Lat: 17.63, Long: -63.23

Spotted on Aug 14, 2017
Submitted on Nov 23, 2017

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