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a toxic species of mushroom with yellow-to-red pileus and white gills; it contains muscarine, a cholinomimetic, which produces psychosislike states and other symptoms.
Synonym(s): fly agaric
fly agaricA poisonous mushroom, Amanita muscaria . It usually has a red or orange cap with white spots.
members of the order Diptera. See black fly, blowfly, bot fly, chrysops, cnephia, cordylobia, cuterebra, eristalis, flesh flies, haematobia, hippobosca, hydrotoea, hypoderma, musca, phormia, pigeon fly, sandfly, screw-worm, simulium, stomoxys calcitrans, tabanus, torsalo grub, tsetse, warbles.
a mushroom. See amanita.
fly biting, fly catching
behavior by dogs that looks like an attempt to catch a nonexistent flying object, hence the name. When repeated or continual, believed to be a form of partial seizure or hallucinations.
limitation of fly population by disposal of rotting animal tissue, use of insecticides in sprays, back applicators, impregnated ear tags or pet collars, liberation of sterilized males, fly traps.
biting flies will inflict skin damage on the face and particularly ear tips of outdoor dogs, causing bleeding, dried crusts and moderate irritation that sometimes leads to the development of auricular hematomas. Also reported to be a common problem in zoo bears.
ear tip fly bite
see fly dermatitis (above).
see stomoxys calcitrans.
all fly infestations cause worry to their host animals. Heavy infestations with black flies in horses and buffalo flies in cattle may cause deaths from worry, blood loss, interference with grazing and intercurrent disease. See also fly dermatitis (above).