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buffalo gnat

n.
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

buffalo gnat

A small dipterous insect belonging to the genus Simulium.
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buffalo gnat

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The same goes for chiggers and fleas, and even if a starving buffalo gnat slips through your outer bug suit, it won't be able to bite through the Rynoskin and remove a chunk of your epidermis.