INTERACTIVE MAP — Occurrences in the U.S.

Thanks to the efforts of many community scientists and a dedicated team of student helpers, we are able to map the submissions of kissing bugs. Explore the locations and seasonality of kissing bugs in the U.S. by clicking on the map below. Please note that this map reflects only bugs submitted to our research lab by the public, and this is not a perfect method of sampling for assessing disease risk. The absence of submission from a given area does not imply that kissing bugs do not occur there.

Map last updated March 2023.

Download the CSV dataset used in the map.

Select certain records using the filter drawer ( ) and/or month using the slider to filter bug activity/submissions.


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Sanguisusga All records

Gerstaeckeri T. gerstaeckeri

Indictiva T. indictiva

Lenticularia T. lecticularia

Sanguisusga T. sanguisuga

Other Species Other Species

Nymph Nymph


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