Bugs - BarbaraRibble
P114TriatomaGerstaeckeriKsgB936
Aug. 2, 2012  8:42 a.m.  P1140936
Here is the upper side of a Triatoma gerstaeckeri Kissing Bug at LBJ WC.  These can and do carry Chagas' Disease, but our subspecies don't poop where they feed and track it into bites.  Just be careful about sitting on bare ground if you have open bites.

P114TriatomaGerstaeckeriKsgB936
Aug. 2, 2012 8:42 a.m. P1140936
Here is the upper side of a Triatoma gerstaeckeri Kissing Bug at LBJ WC. These can and do carry Chagas' Disease, but our subspecies don't poop where they feed and track it into bites. Just be careful about sitting on bare ground if you have open bites.