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].
The role of the eye gnat Hippelates pusio has been evaluated, showing that it is able to transmit the rickettsia up to three days after ingestion of infected erythrocytes [23].
A feeding association between Hippelates (Diptera:Chloropidae) and Tabanidae on cattle: Its possible role in transmission of anaplasmosis.
Por otra parte, existen himenopteros eucoilidos del genero Hexacola, parasitoides de los cloropidos del genero Liohippelates (como Hippelates en publicaciones anteriores) (Mulla 1962, Legner y Bay 1965, Legner et al.
near websteri (Eucoilinae: Hymenoptera), a larval-pupal parasite of Hippelates eye gnats (Diptera: Chloropidae).
Predatory and parasitic agents attacking the Hippelates pusio complex in Puerto Rico.
Parasitic and predacious agents affecting the Hippelates pusio complex in Jamaica and Trinidad.