assassin bug definition

  • noun:
    • Any of different predatory pests for the family members Reduviidae, that have short, curved, powerful beaks familiar with prey on other insects or, in a few genera, altered to draw bloodstream from animals. Also known as reduviid.
    • a bug from family members Reduviidae, that eats other pests ; some types may transfer Chagas' infection to people.
    • a real bug: long-legged predacious bug residing mainly on various other pests; a couple of suck bloodstream of mammals

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