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