louse fly

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Noun1.Louse fly - bloodsucking dipterous fly parasitic on birds and mammalslouse fly - bloodsucking dipterous fly parasitic on birds and mammals
dipteran, dipteron, dipterous insect, two-winged insects - insects having usually a single pair of functional wings (anterior pair) with the posterior pair reduced to small knobbed structures and mouth parts adapted for sucking or lapping or piercing
family Hippoboscidae, Hippoboscidae - winged or wingless dipterans: louse flies
Hippobosca equina, horse tick, horsefly - winged fly parasitic on horses
Melophagus Ovinus, sheep ked, sheep tick, sheep-tick - wingless fly that is an external parasite on sheep and cattle
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Information on louse flies occurring in Mexico is scarce, with nearly all the information summarized by Lopez Campos (1988).
Are louse flies potential problems for moose and humans of maritimes Canada and northeastern United States?
At the time, many of the birds were infested with adult hematophagous louse flies (order Diptera, family Hippoboscidae); some had loads >400 flies per bird.