warble fly(redirected from Heel flies)
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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.
(Animals) any of various hairy beelike dipterous flies of the genus Hypoderma and related genera, the larvae of which produce warbles in cattle: family Oestridae
any of several stout, woolly flies of the family Oestridae, the larvae of which produce warbles in cattle and other animals.
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|Noun||1.||warble fly - hairy bee-like fly whose larvae produce lumpy abscesses (warbles) under the skin of cattle|
gadfly - any of various large flies that annoy livestock