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Phlebotomus

(flĭ-bŏtə-məs)
n.
  1. A genus of very small midges or bloodsucking sand flies that includes various species that are vectors of kala azar, cutaneous leishmaniasis, and phlebotomus fever.
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  • Observations on the life-history and bionomics of Phlebotomus papatasii.

    The Biotic Associations of Cockroaches

    Louis M. Roth

  • Wherever the Phlebotomus flies occur they are an intolerable nuisance.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology

    William Albert Riley

  • One species only, Phlebotomus vexator, has been reported for the United States.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology

    William Albert Riley

  • Indeed, Townsend believes that there is an intimate relation between Phlebotomus and lizards, or other reptiles the world over.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology

    William Albert Riley

  • The relations between lizards and Phlebotomus verrucarum as indicating the reservoir of verruga.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology

    William Albert Riley