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sandfly

 [sand´fli]
any of various two-winged flies, especially those of the genus Phlebotomus, which are important vectors in the transmission of leishmaniasis and phlebotomus fever.
sandfly fever phlebotomus fever.

sand·fly

(sand'flī),
A small, biting, dipterous midge of the genus Phlebotomus or Lutzomyia; a vector of leishmaniasis.

sandfly

/sand·fly/ (sand´fli) any of various two-winged flies, especially of the genus Phlebotomus.

sandfly

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sand fly

(sănd′flī′)
n.
1. Any of various small biting flies of the genus Phlebotomus of tropical areas, some of which transmit diseases.
A small—circa 3 mm—hairy insect with a stinging, persistent bite that is a vector for various infectious diseases; the New World sandfly, Lutzomyia longipalpis, is a vector for bartonellosis (B bacilliformis) and leishmaniasis (Leishmania mexicana, L braziliensis); the Old World sandfly, Phlebotomus papatasi, is the vector for cutaneous leishmaniasis (Leishmania tropica), sandfly fever; New and Old World sandflies may be vectors for kala-azar (Leishmania donovani)

sandfly

Phlebotomus spp. Culicoides, Simulium and Austrosimulium spp. are also called sandflies in some countries. Called also owl midges.

sandfly zieria
zieriasmithii.
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