Glossina

Glossina

a genus of bloodsucking diptera (tsetse flies) confined to Africa; they serve as vectors of the pathogenic trypanosomes that cause various forms of african sleeping sickness in humans and in domestic and wild animals.

Origin: g. Glossa, tongue

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