Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Biting and nuisance flies

Contributor(s): Sheelagh Lloyd, Sue Paterson

Classification

Taxonomy

  • Order: Diptera.
  • Suborder: Cyclorrhapha:
    • Family: Muscidae.
    • GenusMuscaStomoxysHaematobiaLyperosia).
  • Suborder: Nematocera:
    • Family: Ceratopogonidae.
    • GenusSimulium
  • Suborder: Brachycera:
    • Family: Tabanidae.
    • GeneusTabanusChrysopsHaematopota.

General information

  • Biting and nuisance flies include   Fly bite  :
    • House flies.
    • Face flies.
    • Stable flies.
    • Horn flies (buffalo flies).
    • Black flies.
    • Horse flies (deer flies, tabanids).
  • All are parasitic in the adult stages.
  • All are nuisance flies:
    • Lapping or sponging at lacrimal secretions and wounds.
    • Pain of bite.
    • Inflammation and/or granulomatous reaction.
  • Larval stages develop in decaying organic matter.
  • Development during the summer months, several generations.

Habitat

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Structure

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Pathogenesis

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Diagnosis

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Control

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