Fig. 1: many triatomine species are adapted to specialist niches (see text). Top: Microtriatoma trinidadensis and its habitat, the leaves of a Didelphis nest. Centre: Eratyrus mucronatus and hollow tree inhabited by porcupines and arachnids. Bottom: Belminus herreri (left) and Panstrongylus lignarius (right) with its bark-like camoflauge colouration.