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Any of various black flies of the genus Simulium, several species of which transmit the parasitic filarial worms that cause onchocerciasis.

[New Latin Simulium, genus name, from Latin simulāre, to simulate; see simulate.]


(Animals) a blood-sucking, tropical fly of the genus Simulium
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Noun1.simulium - type genus of the Simuliidae: blackfliesSimulium - type genus of the Simuliidae: blackflies
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
family Simuliidae, Simuliidae - blackflies and sand flies
black fly, buffalo gnat, blackfly - small blackish stout-bodied biting fly having aquatic larvae; sucks the blood of birds as well as humans and other mammals
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Simulium guianense Wise (Diptera: Simuliidae) is widely distributed in Brazil (Adler & Crosskey 2014), but it is more frequent in the northern portion of the country where it is the main vector of the nematode Onchocerca volvulus (Leuckart) (Spirurida: Onchocercidae) in the Amazon region.
Each fly was identified as belonging to the Simulium genus by standard taxonomic keys and was fixed in 70% ethanol.
A of total of 565 specimens (aquatic stages) comprising of the three species, namely Simulium (S) barraudi Puri, S.
From April 20 to May 10, 2010, multiple species of birds were seen at the Louisiana State University (LSU) Zoological Medicine Department for a disease syndrome characterized by acute lethargy, generalized subcutaneous petechiae, vasculitis, and death caused by a black fly identified as Simulium meridionale.
The latter is a parasitic filaroid-worm that is transmitted by a blood-sucking black fly, Simulium sp.
For example, trachoma is endemic in communities in dry, dusty environments where water is scarce and the local environment often unhygienic, (3) whereas onchocerciasis occurs mainly in communities close to rivers with characteristic topography that provides suitable breeding sites for the vector--the simulium species of black fly.
The disease is spread through a black simulium fly bite and is estimated to have blinded, or given severe visual impairment to, a million people worldwide and has infected another 18 million, mostly in Africa.
12) volvulus Simulium Africa, Along Central and free-flowing South rivers Larvae America, develop well Yemen in aerated water Loiasis (Fig.
3 Diptera Simuliidae Simulium 11 4 CLG Diptera Simuliidae Prosimulium 2 4.
microps obtém o alimento principal, larvas de Diptera Simulium e Chironomus, fica evidente pela sua estrutura bucal e modo de vida dessas presas.
Annual transmission potential (ATP): ATP proposed by Walsh et al (18), to evaluate the impact of Simulium control in reducing the transmission of onchocerciasis.