Definition of louse fly in English:

louse fly

Syllabification: louse fly


  • A flattened bloodsucking fly that may have reduced or absent wings and typically spends much of its life on one individual of the host species.
    • Family Hippoboscidae: several genera
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    • Haemoproteus species are transmitted by biting midges (Citlicoides spp.; Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) and louse flies (Diptera: Hippoboscidae).
    • These flies are also called louse flies and are ectoparasites on birds and mammals.
    • Other louse flies overwinter as puparia presumably on or under the surface of the soil.

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