Triatoma sanguisuga (Le Conte)

Reeves, Will K., Durden, Lance A., Ritzi, Christopher M., Beckham, Katy R., Super, Paul E & Oconnor, Barry M., 2007, Ectoparasites and other ectosymbiotic arthropods of vertebrates in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA, Zootaxa 1392, pp. 31-68: 38

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.273680

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:1BA23B6E-F96B-495C-B0C5-0AC99413D0C3

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/E5278780-FFEA-FFCE-FF3B-588EFCA6FA54

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Triatoma sanguisuga (Le Conte)
status

 

Triatoma sanguisuga (Le Conte)  — eastern conenose bug

Ex Homo sapiens  (human): TN, Sevier Co., Twin Creeks, 15 Jun. 2002, I. Stocks, L­ 3024; TN, Sevier Co., Park Headquarters, 4 May 1994, D. DeFoe

Triatoma  or kissing bugs are blood feeding ectoparasites of vertebrates. Triatoma sanguisuga  feed on rodents, raccoons, opossums, and humans ( Ryckman 1986). This bug is a potential vecor of Trypanosoma cruzi  , the agent of Chagas’ disease ( Beard et al. 1988).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Reduviidae

Genus

Triatoma