EHD is a virus transmitted by a tiny biting fly
from the genus Culicoides.
At the Agricultural Research Service's Tick and Biting Fly
Research Unit in Kerrville, Texas, scientists are looking for ways to get rid of this pest for good.
One of the most effective methods is the Epps Biting Fly
Trap[TM], invented by a cattleman in Oklahoma.
henselae from a biting fly
. It is also the first report of identification of Bartonella DNA from flies from North America.
Cornelius is now with the Invasive Insect Biocontrol and Behavior Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland, and Osbrink is with the Tick and Biting Fly
Research Unit in Kerrville, Texas.
There are two research units - a Biting Fly and Cattle Grub Research Unit under Kunz' direction and a Tick Research Unit led by John E.
Researchers in the Biting Fly and Cattle Grub Research Unit take the same serious approach to fighting cattle grubs.
Carmen Soileau are in the USDA-ARS Tick Research Unit, and Felix Guerrero is in the Biting Fly
and Cattle Grub Research Unit, Knipling-Bushland U.