buffalo gnat


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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.
See also: gnat

buffalo gnat

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Black flies, also known as buffalo gnats, are smaller biting flies, about one-eighth of an inch long.
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