Reduvius

Reduvius

(ri-doo′vē-ŭs, -dū′) [L. reduvia, hangnail]
A genus of true bugs belonging to the family Reduviidae.

Reduvius personatus

A species that normally feeds on other insects but sometimes preys on humans. In some cases the bite may transmit Trypanosoma cruzi, a protozoan responsible for Chagas disease.
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References in classic literature ?
At night I experienced an attack (for it deserves no less a name) of the Benchuca , a species of Reduvius, the great black bug of the Pampas.