deer fly

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or deer fly  (dîr′flī′)
Any of various biting tabanid flies of the genus Chrysops, the females of which feed on the blood of mammals. Deerflies are smaller than horseflies and usually have a dark band on the wings.

deer′ fly`

any of several tabanid flies of the genus Chrysops, the female of which is a vector of tularemia.
[1850–55, Amer.]
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The family Tabanidae includes horse flies, deer flies, and yellow flies, which are considered significant pests of livestock in the United States (Hansens 1979; Goodwin et al.
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