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Bugs Commonly Confused with Triatomine Bugs

These bugs are not vectors for Chagas disease, although they are closely related and commonly confused with triatomine bugs.

Assassin bug. Western corsair Rasahus thoracicus (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) Adult. Photo courtesy Peter J. Bryant

Wheel bug (right), Arilus cristatus (Linnaeus) (Hemiptera: Reduviidae), preying on a squash bug. Photo courtesy B. Drees

  • Page last reviewed: July 19, 2013
  • Page last updated: July 19, 2013
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    • Global Health - Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria
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