family Hippoboscidae

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: Hippoboscidae - winged or wingless dipterans: louse flies
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
Diptera, order Diptera - a large order of insects having a single pair of wings and sucking or piercing mouths; includes true flies and mosquitoes and gnats and crane flies
hippoboscid, louse fly - bloodsucking dipterous fly parasitic on birds and mammals
genus Hippobosca, Hippobosca - type genus of the Hippoboscidae
genus Melophagus, Melophagus - an arthropod genus of wingless flies including the sheep ked
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The family Hippoboscidae Samouelle, 1819, includes more than 150 species of obligate blood-feeding ectoparasites on birds and mammals (Maa and Peterson, 1987).
The outbreak occurred in the midst of a louse fly (Icosta americana, family Hippoboscidae) infestation.
At the time, many of the birds were infested with adult hematophagous louse flies (order Diptera, family Hippoboscidae); some had loads >400 flies per bird.