A bloodsucking North American assassin bug which can inflict a painful bite on humans and often attacks the face.
- Melanolestes picipes, family Reduviidae, suborder Heteroptera
More example sentences
- Flying adult kissing bugs are mainly seen during the months of May and June in the greater Tucson area.
- At night, the kissing bug ventures forth in search of a blood meal, which may be a sleeping pet or human.
- Usually the bite from the kissing bug is on the lips, eyelids or ears of sleeping victims and is painless.
Definition of kissing bug in:
- The US English dictionary