Assassin bug



any of numerous bugs of the family Reduviidae, feeding chiefly on other insects but including some forms that are bloodsucking parasites of mammals.
Historical Examples

Perhaps this is heightened by the contrast between the pretty, trim form of the ladybird and the ugliness of the assassin bug.
Book of Monsters David Fairchild and Marian Hubbard (Bell) Fairchild

noun
any long-legged predatory, often blood-sucking, insect of the heteropterous family Reduviidae

assassin bug as·sas·sin bug (ə-sās’ĭn)
n.
A predatory bug of the family Reduviidae having powerful piercing mouthparts that inflict irritating, painful bites on humans.

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