June 20, 2013 9:09 a.m. P1270106
Side view of the Triatoma gerstackeri Kissing Bug at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
June 20, 2013 9:09 a.m. P1270107
Another look at the Triatoma gerstackeri, Kissing Bug, at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
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.