hippoboscid


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Noun1.hippoboscid - bloodsucking dipterous fly parasitic on birds and mammalshippoboscid - bloodsucking dipterous fly parasitic on birds and mammals
dipteran, dipteron, dipterous insect, two-winged insects - insects having usually a single pair of functional wings (anterior pair) with the posterior pair reduced to small knobbed structures and mouth parts adapted for sucking or lapping or piercing
family Hippoboscidae, Hippoboscidae - winged or wingless dipterans: louse flies
Hippobosca equina, horse tick, horsefly - winged fly parasitic on horses
Melophagus Ovinus, sheep ked, sheep tick, sheep-tick - wingless fly that is an external parasite on sheep and cattle
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Hippoboscid (dipteran) fly like Pseudolinchia canariensis is incriminated vectors of Haemoproteus species in pigeons (Benette and Pierce, 1990).
(3,4) Hippoboscid flies of the genus Ornithomyia and biting midges of the genus Culicoides are the intermediate hosts of Hemoproteus.
The earliest record of a hippoboscid fly acting as vector of an avian Haemoproteus parasite was by Aragao (1908; see also Adie, 1915) and, more recently, other bird pathogens transmitted by hippoboscid flies have been detected (e.g., Haemoproteus multipigmentatus, Valkiunas et al., 2010; Santiago-Alarcon et al., 2012).
They are also transmitted by Ticks but the Culicoides are major transmitter of Haemoproteus [2].The incidence of infection increases with the hippoboscid andceratopogonidvectors[20].Thepopulationof hippoboscid flies remained constant in the tropical and subtropical areas indicating high rates of transmission and prevalence throughout the year [21,22].
The documented external parasites of raptors include lice, feather mites, ticks, fleas, hippoboscid flies and fly larvae (Sohn & Noh 1994, Morishita et al.
Odocoileus virginianus from the peninsula served as host to a variety of ectoparasites including the hippoboscid fly Lipoptena mazamae and the ixodid ticks Amblyomma cajennense (adult female), two species of Amblyomma sp.
Smith for critically reading the manuscript; Nixon Wilson for assistance with species identification of hippoboscid flies; and Rob Lanciotti for providing monoclonal anti-flavivirus antibody 4G2