assassin bug


noun

  1. any of numerous bugs of the family Reduviidae, feeding chiefly on other insects but including some forms that are bloodsucking parasites of mammals.

noun

  1. any long-legged predatory, often blood-sucking, insect of the heteropterous family Reduviidae

n.

  1. A predatory bug of the family Reduviidae having powerful piercing mouthparts that inflict irritating, painful bites on humans.

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