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.
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tsetse fly

A fiercely biting fly, the vector of sleeping sickness (African trypanosomiasis) that renders large areas of the continent almost uninhabitable.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

tsetse fly

any of various bloodsucking DIPTERANS of the genus Glossina which transmit AFRICAN SLEEPING SICKNESS. see TRYPANSOME.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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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.