assassin bug(redirected from heath assassin bug)
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Any of various predatory insects of the family Reduviidae, having a short stout beak used to prey on other insects or, in certain genera, to suck blood from mammals. Also called reduviid.
(Animals) any long-legged predatory, often blood-sucking, insect of the heteropterous family Reduviidae
any of various large bugs of the family Reduviidae, many of which kill and extract the blood of other insects and some of which are bloodsucking parasites of mammals.
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|Noun||1.||assassin bug - a true bug: long-legged predacious bug living mostly on other insects; a few suck blood of mammals|
heteropterous insect - true bugs: insects whose forewings are membranous but have leathery tips