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Triatomines, commonly called kissing bugs, are insects that feed on blood. They have been of great interest in pioneering physiology and behaviour studies. Most of the species live in America. In this continent they represent a public health problem, specially in poor and rural communities where they transmit Chagas' disease.

 
     

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