Chloropidae

(klor-op′ĭ-dē″)
[Gr. chlōros, green, yellow, pale green + Gr. ōps, eye + -idae]
A family of small flies with the genera Hippelates (eye gnats, eye flies) and Siphunculina (tropical eye flies). They are attracted to eyes and open sores and spread conjunctivitis and yaws.
SYN: SEE: Oscinidae

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