deerfly


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deerfly

or

deer fly

(dîr′flī′)
n.
Any of various biting tabanid flies of the genus Chrysops, the females of which feed on the blood of mammals. Deerflies are smaller than horseflies and usually have a dark band on the wings.
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So that the deerfly can sip its meal at leisure (or until a hand slaps it away), the insect's spit contains a potent compound that helps keep the blood flowing, says Ethan A.
Outbreaks of tularemia in the United States have been associated with muskrat handling (3), tick bites (4,5), deerfly bites (6), and lawn mowing or cutting brush (7).
A 69-year-old-man was bitten on the left elbow by a deerfly.