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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.

Image of an assassin bug.

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

Image of a wheel bug feeding on a squash bug.

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

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