conenose definition

  • noun:
    • some of numerous bloodsucking hemipterous bugs of this family members Reduviidae, specially Triatoma sanguisuga of Mexico and southern and western usa, having sucking mouthparts and effective at inflicting a painful poisonous bite. While they typically prey on pests, some suck the blood of mammals. Also called cone-nosed bug, kissing bug.
    • a big bloodsucking hemipterous pest regarding the family Reduviid√¶, usually found in homes, esp. inside south and western United States. It bites seriously, and it is among species called kissing bugs. Furthermore called big bedbug.
    • A hemipterous insect for the genus Conorhinus (which see).
    • big bloodsucking bug

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