Triatoma sordida

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Author(s): Julieta Nattero, Romina Valeria Piccinali, Catarina Macedo Lopes, María Laura Hernández, Luciana Abrahan, Patricia Alejandra Lobbia, Claudia Susana Rodríguez and Ana Laura Carbajal de la Fuente
Source: Parasites and Vectors (2017), vol. 10, art. 412
Triatoma sordida - left from Argentina, right from Brazil (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Julieta Nattero, Romina Valeria Piccinali, Catarina Macedo Lopes, María Laura Hernández, Luciana Abrahan, Patricia Alejandra Lobbia, Claudia Susana Rodríguez and Ana Laura Carbajal de la Fuente
Source: Parasites and Vectors (2017), vol. 10, art. 412

Triatoma sordida (Stål 1859)

This kissing bug can transmit Chagas disease, Trypanosoma cruzi, to domestic animals and humans in South America, occurring in central Brazil and further south up to northern Argentina, including Paraguay and Bolivia. It is found under the bark of trees and also in peridomestic habitats, e.g. in chicken coops. It can invade homes and has been reported to replace Triatoma infestans after control campaigns against that species.

The species forms a taxonomic complex with the closely related Triatoma patagonica and Triatoma guasayana. These species have overlapping morphological characteristics and the DNA structure needs to be examined for accurate identification.

Synonyms:
Conorhinus sordidus

For a taxonomic review see Nattero et al. (2017).