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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In the state of Minas Gerais, in southeastern Brazil, a research study with free living pigeons showed that all pigeons were infested with Pseudolynchia canariensis a blood feeding louse fly and with Haemoproteus colombae and Eimeria spp.
Initial experience with individual human protection from attack by the deer louse fly Lipoptena cervi.
The outbreak occurred in the midst of a louse fly (Icosta americana, family Hippoboscidae) infestation.