black fly


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black fly

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blackfly

(blăk′flī′)
n.
Any of various small, dark-colored biting flies of the family Simuliidae, the larvae of which attach to rocks in streams and other flowing waters. Also called buffalo gnat.
A Simulidium spp fly measuring 1–5 mm which sucks blood and causes haemorrhagic oozing papules, edema and lymphadenopathy which, in tropical Africa and Central and South America, is a vector for Onchocerca volvulus

black fly

One of various small, hump-backed, dark coloured biting flies of the family Simuliidae . The black fly Simulium damnosum transmits ONCHOCERCIASIS.

black fly

a term which covers a number of genera and species. In some areas in the summer months they cause a great deal of insect worry to animals. The annoyance may be sufficiently severe to result in animals being injured or even killed while stampeding. They also play a part in the transmission of Onchocerca spp. Called also buffalo gnat, sandfly, cnephia, Austrosimulium pestilens, A. bancrofti. See also simuliumarticum, simuliumornatum.
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To determine the identity of the infected flies, we amplified a portion of the black fly mitochondrial 16S rRNA gene from the remaining DNA samples.
This effort greatly reduces the black fly population, making it easier for Pennsylvanians to enjoy outdoor activities during the warmer months of the year.
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This effort greatly reduces the black fly population, making it easier for Pennsylvanians and visitors to enjoy outdoor activities during warmer months.
DEP is notifying county and local emergency management officials about Friday's spraying activity to make them aware that helicopters seen flying over creeks, streams and rivers are working on behalf of the state's black fly program.
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A species of black fly, an insect which breeds in rivers, is suspected to be behind a sudden outbreak of bites in Warwickshire which can cause potentially life-threatening reactions to the victims.
We will once again be taking aggressive action to control black fly populations as they begin to hatch, and will continue to treat our rivers, creeks and streams in an attempt to make time spent outdoors this spring and summer as enjoyable as possible.
April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recent mild weather has prompted an early start to the Department of Environmental Protection's black fly spray program, an annual effort to limit the number of gnats that pose a nuisance during outdoor activities.