tsetse fly

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tsetse fly

(tsĕ′tsē, tsē′-)
n.
Any of various two-winged bloodsucking flies of the genus Glossina of sub-Saharan Africa that transmit the trypanosomes that cause sleeping sickness in humans and nagana in livestock.

tsetse fly

A fiercely biting fly, the vector of sleeping sickness (African trypanosomiasis) that renders large areas of the continent almost uninhabitable.

tsetse fly

any of various bloodsucking DIPTERANS of the genus Glossina which transmit AFRICAN SLEEPING SICKNESS. see TRYPANSOME.
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Anatomical relations during sperm transfer in Glossina austeni Newstead (Glossinidae, Diptera).
The sterile insect technique (SIT) has been successfully used against a number of pest insect species such as the New World screwworm, Cochliomyia hominivorax (Coquerel) (Diptera: Calliphoridae), the onion fly, Delia antiqua (Meigen) (Diptera: Anthomyiidae), a tsetse fly, Glossina austeni Newstead (Diptera: Glossinidae), the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Tephritidae), the codling moth, Cydia pomonella (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), the false codling moth, Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), and the pink bollworm, Pectinophora gossypiella (Saunders) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) (Dyck et al.
Natural abundance and labelling techniques have also been used to distinguish wild tsetse flies (Diptera: Glossinidae) from flies reared in mass-rearing facilities (Hood et al.
Metabolic strategies of male and female tsetse (Diptera: Glossinidae) in the field.
Effect of low temperature treatment on the quality of male adult Glossina pallidipes (Diptera: Glossinidae) in relation to the sterile insect technique.