kissing bug

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kissing bug:

see assassin bugassassin bug,
common name for members of the family Reduviidae, one of the largest and most varied groups belonging to the order Hemiptera (suborder Heteroptera). Assassin bugs are generally brownish to black, medium-sized to large insects, with heads that are elongate and
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210 (13) (a) Other items in juvenile ovenbird stomachs included seeds (n = 2), small rocks (n = 2), hollow synthetic fiber fill (n = 2), and a reduviid bug (n = 1) (b) Includes only invertebrate groups present in stomach samples and ground-litter samples
cruzi replicates in the gut of the reduviid bug and is said to undergo posterior station development.
Trypanomastigotes are ingested by the reduviid bug as it obtains a blood meal.