Encyclopedia of Parasitology

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| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Haematopota pluvialis, Linné, 1758

  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_4684-1

Brachyceran species of the family Tabanidae, the specimens of which reach a body length of 6–11 mm and occur in Europe, Asia, and North Africa often in large numbers along creeks. The attacking specimens approach silently – often prior to rainfall – to their hosts, where they suck blood. Thus they obtained the trivial name “rainfall tabanids.” Their bite is rather painful as that of Tetraglenes crassicornis, which occurs in Europe and Asia.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und Parasitologie Universitätsstraße 1DüsseldorfGermany