warble fly

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Robust, hairy fly of the order Diptera, often strikingly marked in black and yellow or gray, the larvae of which produce a variety of myiasis conditions in humans and various domestic animals, especially herbivores.

warble fly

Any of several large hairy flies of the family Oestridae, especially of the genus Hypoderma, whose eggs, which are laid on the lower body and legs of cattle and certain other mammals, hatch into larvae that form warbles under the skin. Also called heel fly.


An insect belonging to the order Diptera, characterized by sucking mouth parts, one pair of wings, and complete metamorphosis, such as the housefly, horsefly, or deerfly. The term is sometimes applied to insects belonging to other orders. See: Diptera

black fly

A fly of the genus Simulium whose bites often cause local bleeding and pain.

bluebottle fly

A fly of the Calliphoridae family that delivers a painful and venomous sting. It breeds in dung or the flesh of dead animals.

deer fly

A biting fly, Chrysops discalis, that transmits the causative organism of tularemia (deer fly fever).

flesh fly

See: Sarcophagidae

screwworm fly

A fly belonging to the families Calliphoridae and Sarcophagidae.

Spanish fly


tsetse fly

One of several species of bloodsucking flies of the genus Glossina, order Diptera, confined to Africa south of the Sahara Desert. It is an important transmitter of trypanosomes, the causative agents of African sleeping sicknesses in humans, and of nagana and other diseases in cattle and game animals.
See: Trypanosoma; trypanosomiasis

tumbu fly

A species of fly belonging to the genus Cordylobia in Africa and the genus Dermatobia in tropical America. Their larvae develop in the skin of wild domesticated animals, and humans are frequently attacked.

warble fly


warble fly

see hypoderma. See also warbles.
References in periodicals archive ?
Goat warble fly, Przhevalskianasilenus (Brauer), (Diptera: Oestridae) in Saudi Arabia.
Prevalence of goat warble fly, Przhevalskianasilenusin southeastern of Iran.
The warble fly infested skin reduces the prices up to
70% depending upon the numbers of holes formed by the larvae of warble fly (Anonymous, 2008).
Purdey told the Inquiry that the warble fly pesticide was the cause of BSE.
A new warble fly campaign is already underway in France, using the very same pesticide that Purdey and others say is the real cause of BSE.
Prevalence of warble fly infestation in buffalo in Chakwal Punjab.
Prevalence of goat warble fly Przhevalskiana silenus in south eastern of Iran.
Therefore, the official campaigns were started to eradicate, control and eliminate the warble fly infestation (WFI).
The CHAID algorithm showed the animal management as the most influencing factor for warble fly prevalence, followed by the district.
It used to be endemic in Great Britain and as recently as 1978 it was estimated there were around four million cases of warble fly, affecting 20% of the national herd.
The disease used to be endemic in Great Britain and as recently as 1978 it was estimated there were around four million cases of warble fly, affecting 20pc of the national herd.