louse flies

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Related to Hippoboscidae: Oestridae, Calliphoridae, Sarcophagidae

louse flies

pupiparous, dorsoventrally flattened dipterous ectoparasites of the family Hippoboscidae.
See also: Hippobosca.
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A review of the role played by the Hippoboscidae (Diptera) as vectors of endoparasites.
A review of the phoretic relationship between Mallophaga (Phthiraptera: Insecta) and Hippoboscidae (Diptera: Insecta).
Preliminary results from our study indicate a high percentage of the deer harvest was infested with Hippoboscidae and to a lesser extent Ixodes scapularis.