Virtual Microscope


  • Insect: Three part body (head/thorax /abdomen) and 6 legs
  • Dorso-ventrally flattened
  • Have wings
  • They can grow up to 30 mm in size 
  • Concealed proboscis
  • Undergo hemimetabolous development
  • No specific host
  • All stages are blood feeder
  • The most important species are Triatoma infestans, T. dimidiata, Rhodnius prolixus, and Panstrongylus megistus
  • primarily found in Central and South America and the southernmost regions of North America

• Medical significance: 

  • Vectors of Chagas disease