Aug. 15, 2013 7:38 a.m. P1280144
This Triatoma is not the one we often see here at LBJ WC, but T. sanguisuga. It seems all Triatomas (and there are 11 north of Mexico) can carry Chagas' Disease in their feces, but none of ours often defecate while feeding and prefer not to walk on the host.
Aug. 15, 2013 7:38 a.m. P1280145
Another look at Triatoma sanguisuga at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
Aug. 15, 2013 7:40 a.m. P1280147
And one more look at Triatoma sanguisuga, the Kissing Bug, at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.