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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In this work, we report new host records for the louse fly Ornithoctona fusciventris (Wiedemann, 1830) (Diptera: Hippoboscidae), the infection prevalence of this fly parasite on birds captured in the surroundings of Xalapa City in the state of Veracruz, Mexico, and a positive infection with haemosporidian parasites for one of the birds parasitized by O.
A review of the phoretic relationship between Mallophaga (Phthiraptera: Insecta) and Hippoboscidae (Diptera: Insecta).
A monograph of the Melophaginae, or ked-flies, of sheep, goats, deer and antelopes (Diptera, Hippoboscidae).
Molecular genetic evidence for a novel bacterial endosymbiont of Icosta americana (Diptera: Hippoboscidae).
Haemoproteus is transmitted by sandflies, or biting midges, of the genus Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae; Harwood and James 1979, Kettle 1982), and by louse-flies (Diptera: Hippoboscidae; Kettle 1982), both of which occur in the Lesser Antilles (Bequaert 1954, Wirth 1974).
Some authors even lump the last two mentioned families into the Hippoboscidae. Nycteribiidae and Streblidae are hematophagous with piecing mouthparts (Holloway 1976; Hutson & Oldroyd 1980a, b), but adults of Mystacinobiidae feeds on guano and are merely phoretic on bats (Holloway 1976).
The fluctuations of abundance of the deer louse-fly Lipoptena cervi (Hippoboscidae) in forests of the north-west Russia.
Predicting range expansion of an ectoparasite--the effect of summer temperatures on deer ked (Lipoptena cervi, Diptera: Hippoboscidae) performance along a latitudinal gradient.