warble fly

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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.
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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
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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.
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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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They are also called bomb flies, heel flies, gad flies and infest mainly cattle and can occasionally infest sheep, goats, wild ruminants, horses and humans as well (Taylor et al, 2007).