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Table 1 Species of triatomine bugs found in the metropolitan district of caracas between 2007 and 2013

From: Panstrongylus geniculatus and four other species of triatomine bug involved in the Trypanosoma cruzi enzootic cycle: high risk factors for Chagas’ disease transmission in the Metropolitan District of Caracas, Venezuela

Species Sex/stage 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
P. geniculatus Female 44 220 340 611 264 197 222 1898
  Male 27 164 263 616 172 136 114 1492
  NIII 1 2 10 8 1 4 1 27
  NIV 5 11 19 12 4 9 11 71
  NV 1 1 10 5 4 5 0 26
  Sub-total 78 398 642 1252 445 351 348 3514
T. maculata Female 0 0 1 4 1 1 1 8
  Male 0 1 0 1 2 1 1 6
  Sub-total 0 1 1 5 3 2 2 14
T. nigromaculata Female 0 1 3 7 0 2 0 13
  Male 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 8
  Sub-total 0 1 3 14 1 2 0 21
R. prolixus Male 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
  Sub-total 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
Total number of triatomines   78 400 648 1271 449 355 350 3551
Triatomines analyzed for blood ingestion 78 394 564 1169 386 303 324 3218
Triatomines analyzed for T. cruzi infection 74 394 463 979 355 271 265 2801
  1. NIII to NV: nymphal stages III to V.