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Descriptor English: Simuliidae
Descriptor Spanish: Simuliidae
Descriptor Portuguese: Simuliidae
Descriptor French: Simuliidae
Entry term(s): Black Flies
Black Fly
Blackflies
Blackfly
Flies, Black
Fly, Black
Simulium
Simuliums
Tree number(s): B01.050.500.131.617.720.500.500.750.712.500.937
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012843
Scope note: A family of insects in the order DIPTERA, which include black flies, buffalo gnats and simulies. Several species are intermediate hosts (vectors) for the parasitic disease ONCHOCERCIASIS.
Annotation: for killing Simuliidae with insecticides, see note at INSECTICIDES; buffalo gnats are indexed here
Allowable Qualifiers: AH anatomy & histology
CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
PY pathogenicity
RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Diptera (1966-1983)
Public MeSH Note: 84
History Note: 84
DeCS ID: 13224
Unique ID: D012843
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1984/01/01
Date of Entry: 1983/06/06
Revision Date: 2017/07/11
Simuliidae - Preferred
Concept UI M0019889
Scope note A family of insects in the order DIPTERA, which include black flies, buffalo gnats and simulies. Several species are intermediate hosts (vectors) for the parasitic disease ONCHOCERCIASIS.
Preferred term Simuliidae
Entry term(s) Black Flies
Black Fly
Blackflies
Blackfly
Flies, Black
Fly, Black
Simulium - Narrower
Concept UI M0019890
Preferred term Simulium
Entry term(s) Simuliums



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