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Chrysops

Chrysops

The deerfly, a genus of biting flies with about 80 North American species, characterised by a splotched wing pattern; chrysops discalis is a vector of francisella tularensis in the U.S.; chrysops dimidiatus and chrysops silaceus are the principal vectors of loa loa in west Africa.

Origin: g. Chrysos, gold, _ ops, eye


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