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Triatoma sanguisuga (Eastern blood-sucking cone)

Wikipedia Abstract

Triatoma sanguisuga, also known as the Eastern Bloodsucking Conenose or the Mexican Bed Bug, is an insect of the Triatominae subfamily, known as kissing bugs. Like other species in this subfamily, T. sanguisuga is known to bite and feed off of humans at the mouth during sleep. This bite is painful and can cause adverse effects such as swelling, feelings of faintness, nausea, and vomiting.
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Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Cryptotis parva (North American Least Shrew)[1]
Didelphis virginiana (Virginia Opossum)[1]
Marmota monax[1]
Microtus pennsylvanicus (meadow vole)[1]
Odocoileus virginianus (white-tailed deer)[1]
Sciurus carolinensis (eastern gray squirrel)[1]
Sylvilagus floridanus[1]
Vulpes vulpes (Red Fox)[1]

Predators

Agelaius phoeniceus (Red-winged Blackbird)[1]
Anaxyrus americanus americanus (Eastern American Toad)[1]
Archilochus colubris (Ruby-throated Hummingbird)[1]
Baeolophus bicolor (Tufted Titmouse)[1]
Cardinalis cardinalis (Northern Cardinal)[1]
Colinus virginianus (Northern Bobwhite)[1]
Cryptotis parva (North American Least Shrew)[1]
Dryocopus pileatus (Pileated Woodpecker)[1]
Eptesicus fuscus (big brown bat)[1]
Lithobates sphenocephalus sphenocephalus (Florida Leopard Frog)[1]
Lithobates sylvaticus (Wood Frog)[1]
Lithobius forficatus (Brown centipede)[1]
Meleagris gallopavo (Wild Turkey)[1]
Misumena vatia (flower spider)[1]
Phidippus audax (Daring Jumping Spider)[1]
Picoides pubescens (Downy Woodpecker)[1]
Plestiodon fasciatus (Five-lined Skink)[1]
Plethodon cinereus (Eastern Red-backed Salamander)[1]
Poecile carolinensis (Carolina Chickadee)[1]
Rabidosa rabida (Rabid wolf spider)[1]
Tenodera aridifolia (Chinese mantid)[1]
Thryothorus ludovicianus (Carolina Wren)[1]
Turdus migratorius (American Robin)[1]

Providers

Parasite of 
Marmota monax (woodchuck)[1]
Sylvilagus floridanus (Eastern Cottontail)[1]
Shelter 
Ambrosia artemisiifolia (Common Ragweed)[1]
Ampelocissus latifolia (American ivy)[1]
Diphasiastrum digitatum (fan clubmoss)[1]
Hamamelis virginiana (American witchhazel)[1]
Phytolacca americana (common pokeweed)[1]
Pinus strobus (Eastern white pine)[1]
Pinus virginiana (Virginia pine)[1]
Platanus mexicana (American sycamore)[1]
Pteridium aquilinum (northern bracken fern)[1]
Smilax rotundifolia (Horse Brier)[1]
Symphyotrichum dumosum (Small White Aster)[1]
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)[1]
Trifolium pratense (Red Clover)[1]

Distribution

North America;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Study of Northern Virginia Ecology
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