ID#: 28200
From a right superolateral view, this image depicted an immature kissing bug (nymph) in the genus, Triatoma. This nymphal-staged kissing bug will grow and molt, progressing through several developmental stages, or instars, as it matures into an adult insect. Kissing bugs are known to be arbovectors for Chagas disease, also referred to as American trypanosomiasis, caused by the parasite, Trypanosoma cruzi.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Gary D. Alpert, Ph.D., Northern Arizona University, Department of Biological Sciences
Creation Date: 2023
Photo Credit: Zane Holditch; Northern Arizona University; Department of Biological Sciences
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