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Synonyms for horsefly

winged fly parasitic on horses

large swift fly the female of which sucks blood of various animals

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7) A decade later, while investigating an outbreak of deerfly fever in Utah, Dr.
Caloric reserves in natural populations of blackfly, Simulius decorum (Diptera: Simuliidae), and deerfly, Chrysops ater (Diptera: Tabanidae).
Editorial Note: The organism that causes tularemia was isolated from humans in 1919 during an investigation of the cause of deerfly fever in Utah.
Humans can contract the potentially life-threatening disease, commonly known as rabbit fever or deerfly fever, by coming into contact with infected animal tissue or from tick, mosquito and deerfly bites.
The lesion dated from a deerfly bite that occurred in northern Utah.