Haematobia(redirected from Haematobia atripalpis)
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a genus of small, gray, blood-sucking flies. Called also Lyperosia spp., Haematobosca spp.
a vector for Parafilaria bovicola.
Haematobia exigua (syn. Siphona spp.)
a parasite of buffalo and cattle. Transmits Trypanosoma evansi, Habronema majus. Called also buffalo fly.
found on cattle, occasionally other mammals. Creates skin lesions around horns, and along neck and back, often invaded by screw-worms. Transmits Stephanofilaria stilesi. Called also horn fly.
as for H. exigua.
a pest of cattle.