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Kissing bug / Assassin bug

Description:

Small head,long reddish antennae, six legs

Habitat:

Siding

Notes:

2-3 inches long

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5 Comments

lori.tas
lori.tas 10 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 10 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 10 years ago

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

jeffperi
jeffperi 10 years ago

Someone told me it might be an Assassin Bug.

lori.tas
lori.tas 10 years ago

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

jeffperi
Spotted by
jeffperi

Cape St. Claire, Maryland, USA

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

Spotted for Mission

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