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A genus of pupiparous louse flies (family Hippoboscidae) related to the tsetse flies; they are ectoparasites on birds and mammals.
[G. hippos, horse, + boskein, to feed]
a genus of flies that cause fly worry for horses and cattle. Members of the family Hippoboscidae.
attacks camels and horses.
Hippobosca equina, Hippobosca maculata, Hippobosca rufipes
attack cattle and horses usually; transmit Trypanosoma theileri to cattle and Haemoproteus spp. to birds. Called also horse louse fly.