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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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Spatial distribution patterns of larval cytotypes of the Simulium venustum / verecundum complex on the Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland: Factors associated with occurrence.
Bifurcate sensilla on the tarsi of female black flies, Simulium venustum (Diptera: Simuliidae): Contact chemosensilla adapted for Olfaction?
A3, A6, A15, D10 Simuliumjenningsi Malloch: A1, A3, A13, B7, C6 Simulium tuberosum complex: A4, A15, B1, C4 Simulium venustum complex: D6 Simulium vittatum Zetterstedt: A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, A14, A15, B7, C8, C10, D11 Family Stratiomyidae Nemotelus spp.