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BackgroundMepraia gajardoi and Mepraia spinolai are endemic triatomine vector species of Trypanosoma cruzi, a parasite that… Expand Hematophagous insects of the subfamily Triatominae include several species with a large variety of shapes, behavior and… Expand Mepraia species are hematophagous insects and the most important wild vectors of Trypanosoma cruzi, the causative agent of Chagas… Expand The haematophagous insects of the subfamily Triatominae (Hemiptera-Reduviidae) have great epidemiological importance as vectors… Expand The sylvatic transmission cycle of Chagas disease in Chile is composed of wild mammals and insects of the genus Mepraia. We… Expand The Southern Pacific Ocean coast has been traditionally considered a non-active transmission area for Chagas disease. In this… Expand Mepraia spinolai and Mepraia gajardoi (Hemiptera, Reduviidae) are only found in the arid regions of northern Chile. Mepraia is… Expand Mepraia spinolai is a silvatic species of Triatominae which prefers microhabitats near to or in rock piles. It is also able to… Expand In a field collection performed at Pan de Azucar Island in Northern Chile, 95 specimens representing all instars of Mepraia… Expand There are two vectors of Chagas disease in Chile: Triatoma infestans and Mepraia spinolai. We studied the feeding behavior of… Expand