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 Reduviidæ, 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).