are not common in Chilean collections, and there are few specimens around, mostly of Triatomines (E.
Ecological adaptive featurs of Hunter Reduviids
(Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Reduviinae) and their biological control.
The arthropods inhabiting these microhabitats may serve as prey for predatory insects like reduviids
cruzi replicates in the gut of the reduviid
bug and is said to undergo posterior station development.
Development and interactions of Trypanosoma rangeli in and with reduviid
bug Rhodnius prolixus.
2000), plus the genus Pimeliaphilus, whose few members are parasites of cockroaches, reduviid
bugs or scorpions (Beer 1960; Newell & Rychman 1966).
The parasite is transmitted to humans through an infected blood transfusion or through the feces of the blood-sucking reduviid
bug, locally known as "kissing" bugs, "cone-nosed" bugs, vinchuca, or barbeiro.
bugs, or "kissing bugs" live in cracks and holes of substandard housing found in South and Central America.
bugs also produce defensive stridulations, though at low frequencies, ~2 kHz, and are transmitted as substrateborne vibrations (Schilman et al.
ETYMOLOGY: From the Greek "pronos," protuberance, and the reduviid
generic name Zelus, to indicate the great lateral humeral expansions and its relatedness to Zelus.
Notes on the distribution and habits of Reduviid
vectors of Chagas' disease in the Southwest United States.
japonicum fresh water The parasite penetrates intact skin Water snails are intermediate hosts Trypanosomiasis American American: Reduviid