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Flashcards in Reduviidae Deck (12):
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order

hemiptera

2

common name

assassin bugs or kissing bugs

3

characteristics

painful bites
allergic reactions at site of bite
two pairs of wings

4

what does it transmit?

trypanosoma cruzi- cause chagas disease

5

mouthparts

3 segmented beaks for piercing and sucking

6

hosts

many animals and humans

7

size

18mm

8

site of infection

skin

9

clinical signs

allergic reactions at site of bite

10

diagnosis

identification of bug

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treatment

treat environment, insecticide

12

life cycle

hide during the day and attack at night
can molt 5 times at weekly intervals
can endure starvation for months