Triatomine Bug

Asked October 29, 2019, 12:01 PM EDT

Good afternoon. This bug showed up in my house and I just want to check and make sure that this isn't the triatomine bug that is prominent in the southern states. Its got me and my fiancee terrified. Please ask back quickly.

Fayette County Kentucky

1 Response

It is hard to see from the pictures what we have, but I believe you have a Leaf-footed bug that is a look-alike for the Kissing bug. See:

For more information and pictures to compare your specimens on. Call your local county extension office to see if a master gardener can examine a specimen.

Thanks, G.