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I have a Triatoma sanguisuga - Eastern Blood-sucking Conenose

Last night I spotted an Triatoma sanguisuga - Eastern Blood-sucking Conenose, I captured it and it is currently in my freezer. As this insect transmits the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi which causes Chagas disease, I was wondering if there would be anyone interested in me sending it to them for research purposes at no charge.

I recognized it from an id from Bug Guide in 2009. Currently I post most things on iNaturalist as Maryland Biodiversity Project prefers that. You can view the images here to verify the id.

Texas A&M University
has a kissing bug/Chagas disease center that accepts specimens and verifies IDs:

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