cone-nosed bug


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cone-nosed bug

 (kōn′nōzd′)
n.
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Noun1.cone-nosed bug - large bloodsucking bugcone-nosed bug - large bloodsucking bug    
assassin bug, reduviid - a true bug: long-legged predacious bug living mostly on other insects; a few suck blood of mammals
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South American trypanosomiasis or 'chagas disease' is transmitted by a species of cone-nosed bug, sometimes called the assassin bug, that lives in the walls of dwellings in rural areas.
It is contracted by being bitten by the cone-nosed bug, a large beetle-like creature measuring up to 4cm long.
Natural infection of American human trypanosomiasis in two species of cone-nosed bugs, Triatoma protracta Uhler and Triatoma Uhleri Neiva, in the western United States.