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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Haematopota punctulata (Macquart), 1838 Florida Record: Johnson & Coquillett 1895 (as H.
New fossil species ofPhlebotomus and Haematopota in Baltic Amber (Diptera: Psychodidae, Tabanidae).
Brachycera * Tabanidae (horseflies) * Blood-sucking insects arthropods (Tabanus, * Females bite and feed on Haematopota, Chrysops) warm-blooded animals * Most live near waters * Strong fliers * Breed in moist earth or leaf mold Cyclorrhapha * Glossinidae arthropods * Glossina are found only (Glossina) in Africa south of the Sahara (other Glossinidae are found worldwide).