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 (rĭ-do͞o′vē-ĭd, -dyo͞o′-)
[From New Latin Reduviidae, family name, from Reduvius, type genus, from Latin reduvia, hangnail, fragment; see eu- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Animals) any hemipterous bug of the family Reduviidae, which includes the assassin bugs and the wheel bug
(Zoology) of, relating to, or belonging to the family Reduviidae
[C19: from New Latin Reduviidae, from Latin reduvia a hangnail]
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assas′sin bug`

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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reduviid - a true bug: long-legged predacious bug living mostly on other insectsreduviid - 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
family Reduviidae, Reduviidae - assassin bugs
Arilus cristatus, wheel bug - large predatory North American bug that sucks the blood of other insects
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It is carried by the reduviid ("kissing") bug, already present in the U.S.
Because of its natural life cycle, involving mitotic division in reduviid insects, which then transmit the infection by feeding on the blood of different vertebrates, T.
During this survey, we also observed feeding on brown marmorated stink bug adults and nymphs in the field by the common reduviid predator known as the wheel bug, Arilus cristatus (L.) (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) and several species of large spiders.
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Predatory potential and stage preference of reduviid predator, Allaeocranum quadrisignatum (Reuter) on Dysdercus cingulatus Fabricius.
El-Sebaey, "The biology of the reduviid, Allaeocranum biannulipes (Mon.
One sample included one reduviid bug (Hemiptera), and all other invertebrates were of five orders (Table 1).
In the camouflaging of reduviid larvae, two different kinds of structures facilitate attachment of the camouflaging particles to the body surface: the anchor setae hold the material mechanically, whilst the trichomes, which are composed of glandular units and hair-like projections, fix the particles with the sticky secretion of the glands.
The Swansea research team was able to show its new anti-pest technology works by applying it successfully to the so-called "kissing bug", members of the Reduviid family of insects which transmit Chagas disease to humans, now a major health problem in South America.