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.
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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.
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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

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Epidemiology and aetiologyof bovine hypodermosis in north western Romania.In Improvements in the control methods for warble fly incattle and goats (D.W.
Goat warble fly, Przhevalskianasilenus (Brauer), (Diptera: Oestridae) in Saudi Arabia.
70% depending upon the numbers of holes formed by the larvae of warble fly (Anonymous, 2008).
The poor quality of hide and skin is the most important constraint affecting the marketing of hides and skins which is due to warble fly infestation along with other factors including poor flaying techniques and improper preservation (Shafiq and Kakar, 2006).
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.
Warble fly causes infection in goats, buffaloes and cattle in hilly and semi-hilly areas of the Pakistan (Shah et al., 1981; Ayaz and Khan, 1999).
No samples were confirmed to be warble fly positive.
Both the dip and the warble fly dressing contained organo phosphorous (OP).
Warble fly is an insect, which parasitically infects cattle, although horses and deer can also occasionally be affected in endemic areas.