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Table 1 Experimental crosses performed between Triatoma spp. and Meccus spp.

From: Trends in taxonomy of Triatomini (Hemiptera, Reduviidae, Triatominae): reproductive compatibility reinforces the synonymization of Meccus Stål, 1859 with Triatoma Laporte, 1832

Crossing experiments Number of eggs Egg fertility
T. mopan x T. longipennis 161 98 (61%)
T. mazzottii x T. mexicana 18a 12a (67%)
T. mexicana x T. mazzottii 14a 09a (64%)
T. picturatus x T. mexicana 25a 19a (76%)
T. mexicana x T. picturatus 32a 23a (72%)
T. mexicana x T. longipennis 14a 9a (64%)
T. phyllosomus x T. mexicana 208a 156a (75%)
T. mexicana x T. phyllosomus 392a 295 (75%)
T. recurva x T. longipennis 71.0 ± 78.3b 6.0 ± 0b (8,4%)
T. longipennis x T. recurva 74.8 ± 44.6b 6.0 ± 0b (8%)
T. recurva x T. picturatus 94.8 ± 39.6b 5.7 ± 6.4b (6%)
T. picturatus x T. recurva 136.0 ± 68.9b 12.3 ± 15.4b (8.8%)
T. recurva x T. pallidipennis 91.2 ± 77.3b 5.0 ± 0b (5.5%)
T. pallidipennis x T. recurva 54.0 ± 59.9b 14.5 ± 13.4b (26.8%)
T. recurva x T. mazzottii 92.7 ± 56.5b 3.0 ± 1.3b (3.2%)
T. mazzottii x T. recurva 119.8 ± 38.3b 5.3 ± 0.6b (4.4%)
T. recurva x T. phyllosomus 127.8 ± 88.1b 26.0 ± 26.7b (20%)
  1. a Martinez-Ibarra et al. [19]; b Martinez-Ibarra et al.[20]