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.

Wheel bug

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

Assassin bug

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

Leaf-footed bug

Leaf-footed bug. Leptoglossus clypealus (Hemiptera: Coreidae). Photo courtesy Peter J. Bryant

Page last reviewed: July 17, 2019