assassin bug

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Synonyms for assassin bug

a true bug: long-legged predacious bug living mostly on other insects

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Molecular phylogeny of the assassin bugs (Hemiptera: Reduviidae), based on mitochondrial and nuclear ribosomal genes.
When Manica and Lisa Thomas, also of Cambridge, checked on male assassin bugs as they stood guard over their broods, the researchers never found one out foraging for food.
It includes bed bugs, assassin bugs, damsel bugs, and lace bugs.
Both the videotape and the posters revealed their accurate understanding of the physical attributes and behaviors of the assassin bug.
To document predatory behaviors, an unfed assassin bug that had been starved for 3 d was placed under a Canon XL2 3CCD Mini DV video camcorder (Canon USA) in a petri dish, 10 adult Drosophila melanogaster were introduced simultaneously into the dish, and behaviors of the Zelus specimens were recorded on digital videocassettes (Mini DV; DVM60 ME).
With around 90 genera and almost 1,000 described species (Maldonaldo, 1990; Reidi, 2007), the Emesinae are a cosmopolitan subfamily of assassin bug (Heteroptera: Reduviidae), characterised by their elongate and gracile body, legs, and antennae.
will showcase 14 natural, oversize sculptures including: a red cedar 60-pound spider weaving a 15-foot web; a 1200-pound praying mantis; a damselfly that is ten feet long and six feet high; a 50-pound black walnut bee; a red cedar 150-pound dragonfly; and a 200-pound assassin bug made of black walnut and red cedar.
Insects on show will include the preying mantis, redspotted assassin bug, giant centipede and Mexican red kneed tarantula.
The pathogen is a single-celled parasite called Trypanosoma cruzi, which is transmitted by assassin bugs.
This exciting new exhibit features a whole range of fascinating insects and invertebrates including the mega mantis, giant prickly stick insects, blue bottle green tarantula, mombo assassin bugs, death feigning beetles, black beauty stick insects and much more.
Pirate bugs, assassin bugs, and collops beetles sound dangerous, and they are.
THE ASSASSIN BUGS ARE PLANT-PROTECTING NINJA They hang out in our Algerian tangerine.
Other displays are home to scorpions, golden web spinning spiders, assassin bugs and a whole host of other venomous creatures.
Joining the reintroduced original invertebrates--the tailless whip scorpions, wolf spiders, crickets, crabs, birds, and boa--will be cockroaches, scavenger and ground beetles, and assassin bugs.