Haematopota


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Haematopota

large, blood-sucking flies predatory on vertebrates. A genus of the family Tabanidae. They are mechanical transmitters of anthrax, equine infectious anemia, anaplasmosis and Trypanosoma evansi. Cyclical transmitters of Trypanosoma theileri. Cause significant insect worry to horses. Includes H. pluvialis.
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