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Kissing bugs are not your valentine

Adult western conenose bug, Triatoma protracta. (Credit: Justin Schmidt)

Conenose or ‘kissing bugs' (Triatoma spp.) are in the Reduviidae family, a group of insects...

Posted on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 9:11 AM
Tags: bites (0), bugs (0), Chagas disease (0), conenose (0), kissing (0), reduviidae (0), UC IPM (0), Windbiel-Rojas (0)

Marsupials in your Backyard

Adult female opossum, with young on her back. (Alden M. Johnson, California Academy of Sciences)

Opossums are the only marsupial native to North America and are quite interesting animals. Female...

Posted on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 10:19 AM
Tags: Chagas disease (0), control (0), fleas (0), marsupial (0), opossum (0), pest (0), toxoplasmosis (0), UC IPM (0)

'Kissing bug' not a new pest in California

Adult conenose bug, Triatoma rubida.

Conenose or ‘kissing bugs' (Triatoma spp.) have received a good deal of press from CBS...

Adult western corsair bugs (Rasahus thoracicus) are insect predators and have a distinct orange spot on each wing. They do inflict a painful bite to humans, but are not blood-suckers.
Adult western corsair bugs (Rasahus thoracicus) are insect predators and have a distinct orange spot on each wing. They do inflict a painful bite to humans, but are not blood-suckers.

Adult western corsair bugs (Rasahus thoracicus) are insect predators and have a distinct orange spot on each wing. They do inflict a painful bite to humans, but are not blood-suckers.

Adult spined assassin bug, a predator of other insects.
Adult spined assassin bug, a predator of other insects.

Adult spined assassin bug, a predator of other insects.

Adult squash bug, a plant pest.
Adult squash bug, a plant pest.

Adult squash bug, a plant pest.

Posted on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 10:06 PM
Tags: bugs (5), CDC (4), Chagas (1), conenose (2), kissing bug (1), triatomine (1), UC IPM (257)
 
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