Deer Fly

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The deer fly is a hematophagus (blood-sucking) fly of the genus Chrysops. It is found widely scattered in the tropical regions of West Africa. Most of the species of Chrysops are vectors that transmit the loa loa nematode parasite which causes a type of filariasis. The deer fly has a black band across each wings and multi-colored eyes. They lay black eggs on wetland plant leaves.