Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Snipe Flies

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_2910

Common name for the fly family Rhagionidae with the genera Atherix (South and North America), Austroleptis and Spaniopsis (in Australia) ( Spaniopsis, Fig. 1), and Symphoromyia (in Europe, Asia, and North America). They land noiselessly on human skin, bite very painfully, and often occur en masse.

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