biting fly


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biting fly

n.
A dipteran fly, such as a mosquito, midge, or horsefly, with mouthparts that are adapted to biting and piercing humans and other animals.
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The weed also creates an ideal habitat for cattle fever ticks and makes it more difficult for inspectors to detect tick-infested cattle and deer," says John Goolsby, an entomologist with the ARS Tick and Biting Fly Research Unit in Edinburg, Texas.
Laboratory rearing of the biting fly Stomoxys calcitrans (Diptera: Muscidae).
The mosquito genus Aedes, renowned for its irritating bite, includes among its species tormentor and excrucians; there is a Canadian biting fly that goes under the name Chrysops cursim.
The tsetse fly of the genus Glossina is a large, brown biting fly that serves as a vector for the trypanosomes.
One effective method is the Epps Biting Fly Trap[TM], invented by a cattleman (Alan Epps) in Oklahoma and now marketed by Mark and Virginia Bonacquista (Horseline Products) in Henderson, Tennessee.
Tularemia: geographic distribution of "deerfly fever" and the biting fly, Chrysops discalis Williston.
I'd love to shoot every form of biting fly there is, but they only present themselves when on warm flesh, and none of my friends will hold still enough for a shot.