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any of the minute, black gnats of the dipterous family Simuliidae, having aquatic larvae.
Historical Examples

Handbook of Medical Entomology William Albert Riley
The Prairie Child Arthur Stringer
Handbook of Medical Entomology William Albert Riley
Gardening for the Million Alfred Pink
Tales of lonely trails Zane Grey
Handbook of Medical Entomology William Albert Riley

any small blackish stout-bodied dipterous fly of the family Simuliidae, which sucks the blood of man, mammals, and birds See also buffalo gnat


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