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Species Triatoma neotomae

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Infraorder Cimicomorpha
Family Reduviidae (Assassin Bugs)
Subfamily Triatominae (Kissing Bugs)
Genus Triatoma (Bloodsucking Conenoses)
Species neotomae (Triatoma neotomae)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Triatoma neotomae Neiva, 1911
Explanation of Names
Neotoma is a genus of wood rat upon which these insects (and many other Triatoma) are known to feed.
11 spp. n. of Mex. (1)
16-20 mm
The yellow corium with a black median spot is distinct among the United States Triatoma.
See: CDC
sw TX / ne. Mex. - Map (2). Reports from CA, AZ, & NM need confirmation.
Hematophagous, like all members in the subfamily. Neiva (1911) reports Neotoma micropus and N. albigula as known hosts for this insect, collected by Hubbard and H. S. Barber, respectively.
sp. found naturally infected with Trypanosoma cruzi (3) although this species seems to remain more sylvatic than other members of the genus.
Print References
Neiva, A. 1911. Notas de entomologia medica. Duas novas species norte americanas de hemipteros hematophagos. Brasil-Medico, 25: 421-422.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.
2.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
3.Revision of the Triatominae (Hemiptera, Reduviidae), and their significance as vectors of Chagas' disease
H. Lent & P. Wygodzinsky. 1979. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 163: 1-520.