Hippelates

Hippelates

(hip'ĕ-lā'tēz),
The eye gnats, a genus of flies in the family Chloropidae (fruit flies) that are attracted to the bodily secretions and fluids of animals and humans, particularly those in the eyes. Hippelates is suspected of transmitting certain types of conjunctivitis (such as pinkeye), bovine mastitis, and yaws (frambesia tropica).
[G. hippelatēs, driver of horses]
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1 Chloropidae Apallates dissidens 12 (Tucker) Hippelates plebjus Loew Liohippelates pusio 15 (Loew) Monochaetoscinella 1 sp.
Isolation of Haemophilus aegyptius associated with Brazilian purpuric fever, of Chloropidae (Diptera) of the genera Hippelates and Liohippelates [in Portuguese].