Ophion luteus

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THE shrill sound of this fly is here a sure nocturnal herald of the Dog Days. Nearly six years ago I described in NATURE (Nov. 10 and Dec. 1, 1921) how some members of my household had been stung by the fly; but it was not until last night that I was favoured by its attention. The weather being very sultry, I was sleeping under a single sheet when I was awakened by a sharp stab in my thigh. Clapping a hand on the place, I missed the intruder; but immediately after was stung on the left arm and this time caught Ophion luteus.

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MAXWELL, H. Ophion luteus . Nature 120, 263 (1927). https://doi.org/10.1038/120263d0

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