Definition of Buffalo gnat
1. Noun. Small blackish stout-bodied biting fly having aquatic larvae; sucks the blood of birds as well as humans and other mammals.
Generic synonyms: Gnat
Group relationships: Genus Simulium, Simulium
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Buffalo Gnat
Literary usage of Buffalo gnat
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1. Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: A Series of Annotated Reprints of Some of by Reuben Gold Thwaites (1905)
"... savory than the steaks dressed by the most delicate cooks in civilized life. CHAPTER XVIII [II] Travelling out of our Latitude — The Buffalo-gnat — A ..."
2. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1888)
"Mentioned other luminous larvae in Cole- optera and discussed the bearing of luminosity on arrested development. THB BUFFALO-GNAT PROBLEM IN ..."
3. Our Animal Friends: An Illustrated Monthly Magazine (1896)
"The principal breeding grounds of the buffalo gnat are the Mississippi Valley, Louisiana, ... Mules are the most common victims of the buffalo gnat. ..."
4. Pellagra: History, Distribution, Diagnosis, Prognosis, Treatment, Etiology by Stewart Ralph Roberts (1912)
"This buffalo gnat causes the death of many mules and domestic animals. ... Since 1850 this buffalo gnat has killed many thousand domestic animals. ..."