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Host-seeking: How triatomines acquire and make use of information to find blood.
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In this review, it is discussed how the sensory system and the behaviour of triatomines have been shaped by natural selection to accomplish the tasks of finding a vertebrate host and getting access to its blood. Expand
The response to radiant heat and the estimation of the temperature of distant sources in Triatoma infestans
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From behavioural evidence, it is concluded that T. infestans perceives the radiant heat of a warm source and can estimate its temperature at a distance, when seeking for food. Expand
Aggregation in the haematophagous bug Triatoma infestans: a novel assembling factor
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The response of Triatoma infestans (Klug) to odours left behind by walking insects was analysed and washing the cuticle of the insects with hexane and impregnating papers with the extract evoked a response similar to that elicited by papers on which insects had walked. Expand
The effect of relative humidity on the behaviour and development of Triatoma brasiliensis
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Females preferred to lay eggs in dry environments, suggesting that they may not have a particular hygropreference for oviposition, but that they simply lay their eggs at the RHs where they prefer to stay. Expand
Foraging and associative learning of visual signals in a parasitic wasp
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In the context of food foraging, this study is the first to show associative learning using visual stimuli in a parasitoid and active choice of this colour and gives new insights concerning potential food sources for V. canescens in the field, since flowers are sugar sources, which emit colour signals. Expand
Comparison of disturbance stridulations in five species of triatominae bugs.
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The hypothesis that disturbance stridulations are non-specific signals and could function to deter predators was discussed. Expand
Circadian organization of locomotion activity in the haematophagous bug Triatoma infestans
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Results indicate that the activity of T. infestans is controlled by a circadian system involving a hierarchical arrangement of coupled oscillators, by simultaneous exposition to light and temperature cycles at various phase relationships, light preponderantly controls the synchronization of activity. Expand
Aggregation in the haematophagous bug Triatoma infestans: chemical signals and temporal pattern
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A spontaneous daily rhythm of aggregation/dispersion was demonstrated from the 6th day after feeding onwards andMaxima of assembling and dispersion occur at the onset of the photophase and scotophase, respectively. Expand
Genome of Rhodnius prolixus, an insect vector of Chagas disease, reveals unique adaptations to hematophagy and parasite infection
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The first genome sequence of a nondipteran insect vector of an important human parasitic disease is described, which provides critical information on the physiology and evolution of this important vector species and should be instrumental for the development of innovative disease control methods. Expand
Orientation Towards Hosts in Haematophagous Insects: An Integrative Perspective
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How haematophagous bugs acquire and use information associated with their hosts, to efficiently feed on hosts' blood is discussed and the role of physical and chemical cues in each step of the feeding process is described. Expand
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