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Triatoma rubida

Key characteristics:

Specimens from the U.S. are generally reported to have the uhleri phenotype which is characterized by pale yellow markings.

  1. Pale margin around outer edge of abdomen, abdomen flattened longitudinally underneath
  2. 1st antennal segment reaches or surpasses tip of head
  3. Mouthparts with long hairs at tip
  4. Overall color light reddish brown to dark brown
  5. Pronotum dark with light areas on sides
Map showing the estimated U.S. distribution of Triatoma rubida. The states highlighted are CA, AZ, NM, and TX.

Estimated U.S. Distribution

Photo of Triatoma rubida next to a scale. The scale says that it is 15.5-23.0mm (0.6-0.9in) long. The photo highlights points 1 and 5 from the list of key characteristics.  Close up of the thorax of Triatoma rubida. The photo highlights point 2 from the list of key characteristics.
Close up of the head of Triatoma rubida. The photo highlights point 3 from the list of key characteristics.
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  • Page last updated: November 2, 2010
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