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Triatoma rubrofasciata

Key characteristics:

  1. Orange-red margin on outer edge of abdomen, extending horizontally between segments
  2. 1st antennal segment surpasses tip of head
  3. Short hairs on mouthparts becoming progressively longer towards tip
  4. Scutellum broad, triangular to tip
  5. Orange-red margin on sides of pronotum
  6. Abdomen flattened longitudinally underneath
Map showing the estimated U.S. distribution of Triatoma rubrofasciata. The states highlighted are FL and HI.

Estimated U.S. Distribution

Photo of Triatoma rubrofasciata next to a scale. The scale says it is 19.5-25.0mm (0.8-1.0in) long. The photo highlights point 1 from the list of key characteristics.  Close up of the thorax of Triatoma rubrofasciata. The photo highlights points 4 and 5 from the list of key characteristics.
Close up of the head of Triatoma rubrofasciata. The photo highlights points 2 and 3 from the list of key characteristics.
 
  • Page last reviewed: July 19, 2013
  • Page last updated: November 2, 2010
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