Definition of Deerflies

1. Noun. (plural of deerfly) ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Deerflies

1. deerfly [n] - See also: deerfly

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Deerflies

deer mouse
deer mushroom
deer stalker
deer stalking
deer tick
deer ticks
deer trail
deerberries
deerberry
deerburger
deerburgers
deerdom
deere
deeres
deerflesh
deerflies (current term)
deerfly
deergut
deerhood
deerhorn
deerhorns
deerhound
deerhounds
deerite
deerlet
deerlets
deerlick
deerlicks

Literary usage of Deerflies

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1. Journal of the New York Entomological Society by New York Entomological Society (1913)
"Such observations, though recorded only infrequently, show that certain species, especially of Chrysops (the deerflies) more often frequent the spring-fed ..."

2. Medical and Veterinary Entomology: A Textbook for Use in Schools and by William Brodbeck Herms (1915)
""The family Tabanidae includes medium-sized to large insects commonly called horseflies, gadflies, deerflies, ..."

3. A Laboratory Guide to the Study of Parasitology by William Brodbeck Herms (1913)
"Genus Chrysops,—(Barflies or deerflies)—hind tibiae with spurs at tip, third segment of the antennae composed of five ..."

4. Annual Report of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society by Wisconsin State Horticultural Society (1885)
"... action required to contend with insect pests; the mosquitoes and deerflies in this region are ever ready to dispute the right of pre-emption with them. ..."

5. Animal Parasites and Human Disease by Asa Crawford Chandler (1922)
"The adult flies are strictly diurnal, and are often active in the clear sunlight of a summer day, though many forest-dwelling forms, eg, the deerflies, ..."

6. Butterflies and Bees: The Insect Folk : Volume II by Margaret Warner Morley (1905)
"The horseflies are also called "gadflies" and "deerflies." The bite of the gadfly is painful, ..."

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