Melophagus


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Melophagus

A genus of wingless biting louses which are ectoparasitic to cloven-hoofed animals (e.g., sheep and goats) and native to Europe, Asia and North Africa.

Melophagus

a genus of insects in the family Hippoboscidae.

Melophagus ovinus
a permanent ectoparasite, the wingless, brown, leathery ked of sheep. Heavy infestations cause anemia, loss of condition and wool damage.