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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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EaAakesson added that the colour of our clothes also affects attractiveness to horseflies and other biting flies. ( ANI )
Exposure routes include animal contact, arthropod (ticks and biting flies) bites, and exposure to natural waters (1-5).
Dynatrap not only trap mosquitoes but is helpful in elimination of biting flies, moths, wasps and other flying insects without the use of pesticides or chemicals.
EHD is spread deer to deer by very small biting flies called midges.
Here in the South, the biting flies can wreak havoc on your working dog, especially by biting around their nose where the hair is sparse.
Dragonflies are critically important in a healthy ecosystem because they prey on small insects, including mosquitoes, biting flies, and gnats.
* Called wallowing, bison roll in the dirt to deter biting flies and help shed fur.
Temperatures too warm and humid, pesky biting flies, and still-thick leaf cover didn't look or feel like autumn.
A hard frost has finally killed off the biting flies. The sun is reflecting off his huge rack of newly grown antlers.
On a cattle farm established by an aristocrat a century ago, he dons a pair of overalls and joins workers as they bathe more than 2,000 animals to ward off parasites and biting flies. Later, in the vast Tsavo East National Park, he bottle-feeds orphaned elephant calves, before visiting a Maasai village - where he quickly regrets a faux pas during a meat feast.
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.