louse flies


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louse flies

pupiparous, dorsoventrally flattened dipterous ectoparasites of the family Hippoboscidae.
See also: Hippobosca.
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In addition to the direct effects that blood-sucking flies have on hosts due to their bites, louse flies are known vectors of avian pathogens such as Trypanosoma and Haemoproteus (Baker, 1967; Santiago-Alarcon et al.
During the outbreak, several hundred louse flies were collected at the foundation and frozen at -20[degrees]C.
The hippoboscidae or louse flies (Diptera) of mammals and birds.