Psychodidae(redirected from Moth fly)
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A family of small flies or gnats characterized by hairy mothlike body and the presence of 7-11 long parallel wing veins lacking cross-veins; includes the sandflies, Phlebotomus and Lutzomyia, vectors of all known forms of leishmaniasis.
[G. Psychē, a Greek nymph, sometimes represented as a butterfly]
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A family of the order Diptera, characterized by minute size, long legs, and hairy bodies and wings. It includes moth flies, owl midges, and sandflies.See: Phlebotomus
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