Phlebotomus papatasii

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Noun1.Phlebotomus papatasii - any of various small dipterous flies; bloodsucking females can transmit sandfly fever and leishmaniasis
gnat - any of various small biting flies: midges; biting midges; black flies; sand flies
genus Phlebotomus, Phlebotomus - small bloodsucking sand flies that resemble moths
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(Phlebotomus papatasii, Phlebotomus perfilieri, * Gerbils, ground and Phlebotomus squirrels, and perniciosus) hedgehogs may be amplification hosts.