louse fly

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Noun1.Louse fly - bloodsucking dipterous fly parasitic on birds and mammalslouse fly - 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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In fact, a low prevalence of a louse fly species (Microlynchia pusilla 1%, n = 401 birds) was found in birds of Baja California peninsula and one of the factors proposed was climatic conditions (Tella et al., 2000).
In this work, we report new host records for the louse fly Ornithoctona fusciventris (Wiedemann, 1830) (Diptera: Hippoboscidae), the infection prevalence of this fly parasite on birds captured in the surroundings of Xalapa City in the state of Veracruz, Mexico, and a positive infection with haemosporidian parasites for one of the birds parasitized by O.
In the state of Minas Gerais, in southeastern Brazil, a research study with free living pigeons showed that all pigeons were infested with Pseudolynchia canariensis a blood feeding louse fly and with Haemoproteus colombae and Eimeria spp.