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horsefly
American English: /ˈhɔrsˌflaɪ/
British English: /ˈhɔːsflʌɪ/

Translation of horsefly in Spanish:

noun plural -flies

  • Example sentences
    • A bite from a horsefly can be very painful, can take a long time to heal and can lead to an infection.
    • Try to avoid camping near water, such as ponds and swamps where insects such as mosquitoes and horseflies are commonly found.
    • The horsefly's larva spirals up and down through soft mud, creating a cylindrical column in which it pupates.

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