Kissing Bug facts: smooch in the night | Animal Fact Files

Kissing bugs are from the groups of insects commonly called assassin bugs. These arthropods are well known as the insects responsible for the spread of Chagas disease, though they don't actually give the disease to people through their bites (which are typically made around a person's mouth). There are many kissing bug species and while most of them are found throughout the Americas, there are some species that have managed to spread around the world! Scientific Name: Subfamily - Triatominae Range: mostly the Americas but some found worldwide Size: 5-45mm Diet: blood (mwahahaha) Lifespan: about a year (but can live longer) !!!Scopophobia warning at 1:50!!! You can learn more on: Twitter - Facebook - --- We always do what we can to be as accurate as possible, but we're only human; if you catch a mistake please let us know and provide a link for verification! --- All images, videos and sound effects used herein are 1) public domain, 2) used under a Creative Commons license, 3) used with the express permission of the copyright holder, or 4) used under the parameters of Fair Use law. Credits via Youtube: Motion Minutes - Nahum Roses - motionEmotion TV - Credits via Flickr: Simon Fraser University - thetechhimself1 - Glenn Seplak - Judy Gallagher - Dick Culbert - Katja Schulz -;; Pavel Kirillov - Credits via Wiki Users: Zezinho68 - Bramadi Arya - Other attributions: Curtis-Robles et al. - Websites used for research collection: This video is licensed under a CC BY-SA 3.0 license (*. *you can find information about all the different types of CC licenses here: **changes were made to the original Transcript: alugha Click here to see more videos:

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