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Table 5 Natural T. cruzi and T. rangeli infectiona in relationship to the population structure of 300 sylvatic R. ecuadoriensis collected in 13 localities from Loja province, Ecuador

From: Ecological factors related to the widespread distribution of sylvatic Rhodnius ecuadoriensis populations in southern Ecuador

Triatomine Instar n T. cruzi only
%
T. rangeli only
%
T. cruzi&T. rangeli mixed
%
Male 83 67.5 4.8 7.2
Female 76 69.7 0.0 9.2
N V 53 50.9 11.3 17.0
N IV 40 42.5 17.5 2.5
N III 48 35.4 12.5 2.1
Total 300 56.7 7.7 8.0
  1. a Determined by PCR analysis.