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A large assassin bug (Arilus cristatus) of North America that has a notched, wheellike projection on the back of the thorax and preys on other insects.
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(Animals) a large predatory North American heteropterous insect, Arilus cristatus, having a semicircular thoracic projection: family Reduviidae (assassin bugs)
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an assassin bug, Arilus cristatus, that has a rounded sawtoothed crest behind the head and is a bloodsucker of insects.
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|Noun||1.||wheel bug - large predatory North American bug that sucks the blood of other insects|
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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