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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

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

Wheel bug

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