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Triatoma recurva

Triatoma recurva
Black Gap Wildlife Management Area, 0.5 mi S of Jct Javelina Draw and Black Gap Road (0.6 mi N of Dell Tank) (29.59N, 102.90W), , Brewster County, Texas, USA
May 1, 1986
Size: ~1 in
Since this observation is somewhat outside the expected range, a photo of a second specimen from nearby in 1985 has also been posted. Both were seen in limestone cave shelters. Triatoma species generally were common at Black Gap WMA.

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Moved from Triatoma recurva.

Moved tentatively
Moved from Bloodsucking Conenoses...based on the move of this specimen:

Moved from ID Request.

According to the CDC, T. recurva is restricted to AZ. Sure looks like it, though. Do you have a dorsal view?

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Triatoma recurva
The range discrepancy did give me pause, but recurva seems to be pretty distinctive, at least to this non-entomologist. I have 2 dorsal shots as well as some other slides of a second specimen from about a mile away in 1985. I'll have to scan them and update the submissions.
Thanks for the welcome! I use BugGuide quite a bit.
CR Smith

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