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Table 3 Evidence of triatomine species studied for T. cruzi infection in Colombia

From: Heterogeneity of Trypanosoma cruzi infection rates in vectors and animal reservoirs in Colombia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Genus Species Evidence of T. cruzi infection Geographical distribution
Belminus B. ferroae No Norte de Santander
B. herreri Yes Cesar
Eratyrus E. mucronatus No Boyaca
E. cuspidatus Yes Atlantico, Bolivar, Magdalena
Cavernicola C. pilosa Yes Meta
Psammolestes P. arthuri No Casanare, Meta
Panstrongylus P. lignarius Noa Meta
P. geniculatus Yes Atlantico, Boyaca, Casanare, Magdalena, Meta, Santander, SNSM, Sucre, Vichada
P. rufotuberculatus Yes Antioquia, Boyaca, SNSM
Rhodnius R. pallescens Yes Bolivar, Boyaca, Cesar, Magdalena, Santander, SNSM
R. prolixus Yes Boyaca, Caqueta, Casanare, Cordoba, Guajira, Meta, SNSM, Vichada
R. pictipes Yes Boyaca, Caqueta, SNSM
R. robustus Yesb  
R. colombiensis Yesb  
Triatoma T. dimidiata Yes Boyaca, Cordoba, Guajira, SNSM
T. maculata Yes Bolivar, Boyaca, Casanare, Guajira, Magdalena, Meta, SNSM, Vichada
T. venosa Yes Boyaca
T. dispar Yesb  
  1. aThere is evidence of infection with Trypanosoma spp., but not confirmed evidence of T. cruzi due to the diagnostic method used (microscopic examination of extruded faeces)
  2. bObtained from studies on isolates of T. cruzi parasites
  3. Abbreviations: SNSM, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta