Buffalo fly


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(Zool.) a small dipterous insect of the genus Simulium, allied to the black fly of the North. It is often extremely abundant in the lower part of the Mississippi valley and does great injury to domestic animals, often killing large numbers of cattle and horses. In Europe the Columbatz fly is a species with similar habits.

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Jessica Simpson, who once mistook Chicken of the Sea for canned poultry and wouldn't eat Buffalo wings - theoretically because she never saw a buffalo fly - must now be debating the virtue of playing out her marriage on the box.
`By targetting the ecdysone receptor of a specific insect, such as southern corn root worm, or aphids, or buffalo fly, we could design an insecticide that would bind that receptor, but not those of beneficial insects such as lady beetles,' Savage says.

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