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sand·fly

or sand fly  (sănd′flī′)
n.
1. Any of various small biting flies of the genus Phlebotomus of tropical areas, some of which transmit diseases.

sandfly

(ˈsændˌflaɪ)
n, pl -flies
1. (Animals) any of various small mothlike dipterous flies of the genus Phlebotomus and related genera: the bloodsucking females transmit diseases including leishmaniasis: family Psychodidae
2. (Animals) any of various similar and related flies

sand•fly

(ˈsændˌflaɪ)

n., pl. -flies.
1. any of several small, bloodsucking insects of the family Psychodidae that are vectors of several diseases of humans.
2. any of several other small, bloodsucking insects, as one of the family Heleidae or Simuliidae.
[1675–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sandfly - 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
Translations

sandfly

[ˈsændˌflaɪ] npappataci m inv

sandfly

n (pl -flies) flebótomo, tipo de jején cuya picadura puede transmitir el protozoo que causa leishmaniasis
References in classic literature ?
I knew he had lately been offered a situation in the Great Sahara, where lions and sandflies made the hermit-life peculiarly attractive and difficult, and had gone to Africa to take possession, so I thought I would look in and see how the atmosphere of this den agreed with its reputation.
in experimental infected individual phlebotominae sandflies (Diptera: Psychodidae): Revista Instituto de Medical Tropical Sao Paulo 44: 255-259.
Interpretation & conclusions: Camp strategy to collect patients at one place, screening of patients with rk-39, transporting rk-39 positive patients to the hospital, treatment with an effective drug amphotericin B with no incidence of unresponsiveness and relapsed minimized transmission of the disease; only two rounds of supervised intensive spray of DDT eliminated sandflies from the village.
This tropical disease is transmitted to man by sandflies.
Leishmaniasis is spread by sandflies that bite and transmit the parasite from their saliva to humans.
In Thessaly region, where the case we report occurred, a faunistic study of sandflies showed that P.
Vectors such as mosquitoes, ticks, mites, fleas, sandflies and freshwater snails are organisms that can transmit dangerous parasites, viruses, or bacteria from one infected person or animal to another, causing serious diseases in humans.
minuta is perceived to have insecticidal activities, its action against phlebo-tomine sandflies has not been evaluated.
Zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis (ZCL) is endemic disease in Iran and Leishmania major is the causative agent transmitted by sandflies (1-2).
argentipes sandflies in this region after DDT use (3).
As part of their way of life they are in close contact with dogs and the breeding places of sandflies, which are significant factors in the VL circle.
donovani (Kinetoplastidae: Trypanosomatidae) that are transmitted by the bites of phlebotomine sandflies (Diptera: Psychodidae) of the genus Phlebotomus in the Old World and Lutzomyia in the New World (1-3).