Panstrongylus megistus

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Anterior end, dorsal view.  
The triatomine bugs are known as cone-nose bugs and by many other local names. The thorax has a broad pronotum and from the back of this projects a long thin and downturned scutelum. In the genus Panstrongylus the head is short and broad and the base of the antenna is just in front of the eyes. Triatomins of the genera Panstrongylus, Triatoma and Rhodnius transmit American trypanosomiasis or Chaga's disease.

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Adult, dorsal.

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Nymph stage, dorsal.