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biting fly

n.
A dipteran fly, such as a mosquito, midge, or horsefly, with mouthparts that are adapted to biting and piercing humans and other animals.
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Our moose suspects that a little less eating and a few more breaks for swims away from the biting flies would contribute more to moose well-being.
In the January cover story of the Royal Society's online journal, Open Science, the researchers make the case that the association between striping and temperature likely points to multiple benefits -- including controlling zebras' body temperature and protecting them from diseases carried by biting flies.
then he played his sitar and we sat, / trying to be still, but bothered by the biting flies.
Biting flies have been implicated in the spread of viral, bacterial, protozoa and parasite diseases.
With biting flies, mosquitoes, snakes and alligators, Mississippi swamps can be a daunting place in July, but having the opportunity to see a tree like this makes the trip worth it
The stomoxyne biting flies of the world (Diptera: Muscidae): Taxonomy, biology, economic importance and control measures.
Studies of domestic livestock in North America have shown that biting flies cause substantial blood loss and lower milk production.
The scientists then compared the geographic locations of the animal with different variables and found that the stripes were associated with number of biting flies in the region.
Washington, April 2 ( ANI ): Researchers have discovered that biting flies, including horseflies and tsetse flies, led to the zebras' evolving stripes.
There is a societal struggle because the legs and feet are not equipped to climb the slope and flee the stinging wasps and biting flies.
We scratched out decent bulls but did not see hundreds jammed together like sardines to ward off biting flies.
It is mainly transmitted by biting flies but can also be transmitted by infected placental tissue and can also be passed to foals in the womb.