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A long-legged predatory or bloodsucking bug which occurs chiefly in the tropics and feeds mainly on other arthropods. Some of those that bite humans can transmit microorganisms such as that causing Chagas' disease.
- ‘They are called kissing bugs or assassin bugs in English, but in Latin America they have many regional names.’
- ‘Eliminate small, red, juvenile leaf-footed bugs, but don't confuse these with assassin bugs, which help control aphids, tomato hornworms and other pests.’
- ‘Perhaps it is this effect that the assassin bug uses to gauge its distance from a victim?’
- ‘Predators, such as ladybugs and assassin bugs, devour their prey.’
- ‘An assassin bug passes by and eats the clutch for breakfast.’
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