Mel·a·no·les·tes (mel″ə-no-lesґtēz) the corsairs, a genus of biting insects of the family Reduviidae. M. piґcipes is the black corsair, a species whose bite resembles a severe wasp sting.

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  • Melanolestes — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta …   Wikipedia

  • Reduviidae — Taxobox name = Assassin bugs image caption = Assassin bug in the sub family Harpactocorinae image width = 250px regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Hemiptera subordo = Heteroptera superfamilia = Cimicomorpha familia =… …   Wikipedia

  • Reduviidae — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda ? Assassin bugs Ambush bug (Phymata pennsylvanica) …   Wikipedia Español

  • 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. Also called reduviid. [1890 95] * * * Any of about 4,000 insect species (family Reduviidae)… …   Universalium

  • Reduviidae — A family (order Hemiptera) of predatory insects, the assassin bugs, which attack animals and humans. It includes the subfamily Triatominae, the kissing or cone nosed bugs, whose type genus Triatoma includes species that are vectors of Trypanosoma …   Medical dictionary

  • corsair — cor·sair (korґsār) any of various biting reduviid bugs of the genus Melanolestes …   Medical dictionary

  • kissing bug — noun a bloodsucking North American bug which inflicts a painful bite, often on the face. [Melanolestes picipes.] …   English new terms dictionary

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