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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.]


(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]

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.
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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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.
Zelus renardii (Kolenati, 1856), a New World reduviid discovered in Europe (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Harpactorinae).
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Predatory potential and stage preference of reduviid predator, Allaeocranum quadrisignatum (Reuter) on Dysdercus cingulatus Fabricius.
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.
The kinetoplast, seen in the parasite in Figure 1B, distinguishes Trypanosoma cruzi from both Toxoplasma and Histoplasma, which lack a kinetoplast, but not from Leishmania, which does have this structure but usually concentrates in the phagocytic cells, an uncommon site for Trypanosoma cruzi Leishmania is transmitted by the sand fly; Chagas disease is transmitted by adult reduviid bugs that ingest trypomastigotes while taking blood meals from infected animals, and are then ingested or contaminate mucus membranes, conjunctiva, or abraded skin with fecal material.
Once a reduviid happened to cross paths with me, and excitedly I cupped it in my hands and ran into the house to show my parents.
HAT is transmitted by tsetse fly while the American variety is transmitted by reduviid bugs.
All reduviid subfamilies at present seem to be represented in America and at least three subfamilies of predatory reduviid are represented in amber 25-65 mya from Mexico and the Caribbean (Schofield 2000).