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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 94, No. 1, 1999, pp. 127-129
Bioline Code: oc99025
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 94, No. 1, 1999, pp. 127-129

 en RESEARCH NOTE - Feeding and Defecation Patterns of Nymphs of Triatoma rubrofasciata (De Geer, 1773) (Hemiptera: Reduviidae), and its Potential Role as Vector for Trypanosoma cruzi
Marina Vianna Braga & Marli Maria Lima

Abstract

Although Triatoma rubrofasciata is occasionally found naturally infected by
Trypanosoma cruzi it is not considered an important vector of Chagas disease. It is
normally the vector of Trypanosoma conorhini which infects Rattus rattus
since this insect is in close association with the rat. It is found mostly in port cities and the
knowledge on its biology is still scarce.

Keywords
feeding and defecation - Triatoma rubrofasciata - Trypanosoma cruzi

 
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