Encyclopedia of Parasitology

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Nuisance Flies (Diptera) of Ruminants in Europe

  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_5028-1
The term nuisance describes the activity of a group of dipteran insects, which molest animals and humans by licking or blood sucking activities. During both activities, agents of diseases may be transmitted and introduce so-called Fly-borne diseases (Table 1, Figs. 1, 2, and 3).
Table 1

Common nuisance flies

Family

Genus

Species

Nickname

Tabanidae

Tabanus

glaucops

Horse flies

Tabanus

eggeri

Tabanus

unifasciatus

Chrysops

callidus

Deer fly

Muscidae

Musca

domestica

House fly

Musca

autumnalis

Face fly

Stomoxys

calcitrans

Stable fly

Hydrotaea

irritans

Head fly

Haematobia

irritans

Horn fly

Ceratopogonidae

Culicoides

obsoletus

Midges

Psychodidae

Phlebotomus

papatasii

Sand fly

Hippoboscidae

Hippobosca

equina

Louse fly

Melophagus

ovinus

Sheep ked

Simuliidae

Simulium

reptans

Black fly

Oestridae

Hypoderma

Oestrus

bovis

ovis

Warble fly

Bot fly

Calliphoridae

Lucilia

sericata

Blow flies

Calliphora

vomitoria

Wohlfahrtia

magnifica

Keywords

Blood Sucking Dipteran Insect Sucking Activity Blood Sucking Activity Term Nuisance 
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Further Reading

  1. Hillerton Y et al (1984) The distribution of five species of flies over the body of dairy heifers in England. Bull Entomol Res 74:113–119CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Yong Y (2013) Fauna Europea version 2.6.2. http://www.faunaeur.org

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany