Representatives of this family are known as assassin bugs
because of their predatory feeding habits.
Transmitted by the bite of the assassin bug
or vinchuca, Chagas disease is a public health problem, particularly in poorer areas of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Description of the first genus of physoderine assassin bugs
(Reduviidae, Hemiptera) from the New World.
29 /PRNewswire/ -- "You've just entered another dimension - a dimension of insects, a micro dimension, where milkweed bugs, assassin bugs
, crickets and fruit flies crawl, walk or fly side by side to show off features that are the envy of the insect world and quite possibly beyond.
The team found that assassin bugs
plucked the web's silk threads that replicate the vibrations of a fly or other insect, causing the fooled spider to head towards the bug.
The male assassin bug
sacrifices some of his offspring during his vigil, says Manica.
Revisiting paternal care in the assassin bug
, Atopozelus pallens (Heteroptera: Reduviidae).
The assassin bug
, a true bug, is named after its preying style.
He told them it was called an assassin bug
and that it ate small insects, like cockroaches, using its mouth like a sharp needle to pierce the insects and suck out their juices.
All but one species of the assassin bug
genus Zelus Fabricius (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) (~60 spp.
Key words: Thread-legged assassin bug
, Emesinae: Reduviidae: new species.
The Assassin Bug
, which spreads Chagas disease - a slow-progressing infection that can cause fatal heart disease and deform the intenstines - and Tsetse flies, which cause schistosomiasis, a chronic illness that can damage internal organs and, in children, impair growth and brain development.