Definition: The eye gnats, a genus of flies in the family Chloropidae (fruit flies) that are attracted to the bodily secretions and fluids of animals and humans, particularly those in the eyes. Hippelates is suspected of transmitting certain types of conjunctivitis (such as pinkeye), bovine mastitis, and yaws (frambesia tropica).
[G. hippelates, driver of horses]
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