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Triatoma sanguisuga

Key characteristics:

  1. Orange-red to yellowish horizontal markings covering ≥¼ of abdominal segment
  2. Mouthparts relatively hairless
  3. Pronotum black with orange-red to yellowish side and top margins
  4. Tip of scutellum long, narrow
  5. Distinctive orange-red to yellowish markings on wings
Map showing the estimated U.S. distribution of Triatoma sanguisuga. The states highlighted are KS, OK, TX, MO, AR, LA, IL, IN, KY, TN, MS, AL, OH, PA, MD, VA, NC, SC, GA, and FL.

Estimated U.S. Distribution

Photo of Triatoma sanguisuga next to a scale. The scale says 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 sanguisuga. The photo highlights points 3 and 4 from the list of key characteristics.
Close up of the head of Triatoma sanguisuga. The photo highlights point 2 from the list of key characteristics.
 
  • Page last reviewed: July 19, 2013
  • Page last updated: November 2, 2010
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