warble fly

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Related to warble flies: cattle grub, heel fly, Hypoderma bovis

warble fly

n.
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.

warble fly

n
(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

war′ble fly`


n.
any of several stout, woolly flies of the family Oestridae, the larvae of which produce warbles in cattle and other animals.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.warble fly - hairy bee-like fly whose larvae produce lumpy abscesses (warbles) under the skin of cattlewarble 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
genus Hypoderma, Hypoderma - in some classifications considered the type genus of the family Hypodermatidae: warble flies
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DERA GHAZI KHAN -- The Livestock department vaccinated 500,000 cattle against warble flies in tribal areas of the district.
The larvae of warble flies were extracted from the backs of naturally infested cattle and buffaloes using the method described by Scholl and Barrett (1986).
The larvae of warble flies were taken from the backs of naturally infested buffaloes according to methods described by Scholl and Barrett (1986) with slight modification.