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Triatoma neotomae

Key characteristics:

  1. Body shiny, abdomen longitudinally flattened underneath
  2. Black, irregularly-shaped band on each abdominal segment surrounded by yellow markings
  3. Mouthparts with hairs on all segments, denser at junction of terminal 2 segments forming a brushlike structure
  4. Wings with distinct orange to pale yellow markings on basal half
  5. Legs short, stout
Map showing the estimated U.S. distribution of Triatoma neotomae. The state highlighted is TX.

Estimated U.S. Distribution

Photo of Triatoma neotomae next to a scale. The scale says it is 16.5-19.5mm (0.7-0.8in) long. The photo highlights points 2 and 4 from the list of key characteristics.  Close up of the thorax of Triatoma neotomae. The photo highlights point 1 from the list of key characteristics.
Close up of the head of Triatoma neotomae. The photo highlights point 3 from the list of key characteristics.
 
  • Page last reviewed: July 19, 2013
  • Page last updated: November 2, 2010
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