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n. pl.1.(Zool.) A division of Diptera in which the young are born in a stage like the pupa. It includes the sheep tick, horse tick, and other parasites. Called also Homaloptera.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Catalogo de los Streblidae (Diptera: Pupipara) parasitos de murcielagos (Mammalia: Chiroptera) del Nuevo Mundo.
Estado actual del conocimiento de los estreblidos mexicanos (Diptera: Pupipara), Memorias del Congreso Cientifico Mexicano VII.
In fitting with the presentation-by-topic style, Lehane eases the presentation by discussing the groups of insects by behavioral methodology, including temporary ectoparasites, such as tabanids, mosquitoes and blood-feeding bugs, permanent ectoparasites, such as lice and the sheep ked; and periodic ectoparasites, such as many of the fleas and the Pupipara. This approach has benefits and drawbacks; however, this style fits well into the overall presentation.