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Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz vol.89 no.2 Rio de Janeiro Apr./Jun. 1994
Biologia do Rhodnius pictipes Stal, 1872 em condições de laboratório (Hemiptera, Reduviidae, Triatominae)
Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Departamento de Entomologia, Laboratório nacional e Internacional de Referência em Taxonomia de Triatomíneos, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Rhodnius pictipes Stal, 1872 is a silvatic species with a widespread distribution in South America, found in nine Brazilian states, naturally infected by Trypanosoma cruzi and T. rangeli. The individual rearing of this species under laboratory conditions, allowed the following biological aspects to be observed: incubation time, search for first meal after eclosion or moult, time - lapse between presentation of the blood meal and the beginning of feeding, duration of blood meal, time and place of defecation, number of blood meals, duration of each instar and adult longevity, and time required from egg to adult.