Among insects are locusts, scorpions, the tsetse-fly whose bite is so fatal to cattle, and white-ants.
Some surmise that a fly not unlike the tsetse-fly of Africa killed them out.
The nagana, or tsetse-fly disease of cattle is the most virulent disease of domestic animals in certain parts of Africa.
The presence of a formidable enemy was reported on the banks of the Tamanak'le,--the tsetse-fly, whose bite is so fatal to oxen.
This disease is caused by a Protozoan parasite, a trypanosome, which is transmitted from one host to another by the tsetse-fly.
The tsetse-fly in Africa is a far more important check on the increase of some animals than the lions and other beasts of prey.
In the course of his work he established beyond question that the "nagana" and the tsetse-fly disease were identical.
1849, probably via South African Dutch, from a Bantu language (cf. Setswana tsetse. Luyia tsiisi "flies").
tsetse fly tset·se fly or tzet·ze fly (tsět'sē, tsē'tsē)
Any of several two-winged bloodsucking African flies of the genus Glossina, often carrying and transmitting pathogenic trypanosomes to humans and livestock.