General Aspects



Members of the heteropteran family Reduviidae are commonly called assassin bugs, because most species attack and feed on other insects. There are 22 subfamilies in this family, including Triatominae (kissing bugs). The subfamily Triatominae is currently divided into 6 tribes and 18 genera with at least 137 valid species (Galvão et al., 2003).

Further information

  • Galvão C, Carcavallo R, da Silva Rocha D, et al.: A checklist of the current valid species of the subfamily Triatominae Jeannel, 1919 (Hemiptera, Reduviidae) and their geographical distribution, with nomenclatural and taxonomic notes. Zootaxa. 2003, 202, 1-36

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