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Definition of Louse fly
Louse flyLouse Louse (lous), n.; pl. Lice (l[imac]s). [OE. lous, AS.
l[=u]s, pl. l[=y]s; akin to D. luis, G. laus, OHG. l[=u]s,
Icel. l[=u]s, Sw. lus, Dan. luus; perh. so named because it
is destructive, and akin to E. lose, loose.] (Zo["o]l.)
1. Any one of numerous species of small, wingless, suctorial,
parasitic insects belonging to a tribe (Pediculina), now
usually regarded as degraded Hemiptera. To this group
belong of the lice of man and other mammals; as, the head
louse of man (Pediculus capitis), the body louse (P.
vestimenti), and the crab louse (Phthirius pubis), and
many others. See Crab louse, Dog louse, Cattle
louse, etc., under Crab, Dog, etc.
2. Any one of numerous small mandibulate insects, mostly
parasitic on birds, and feeding on the feathers. They are
known as Mallophaga, or bird lice, though some occur on
the hair of mammals. They are usually regarded as degraded
Pseudoneuroptera. See Mallophaga.
3. Any one of the numerous species of aphids, or plant lice.
4. Any small crustacean parasitic on fishes. See
Branchiura, and Ichthvophthira.
Note: The term is also applied to various other parasites;
as, the whale louse, beelouse, horse louse.
Louse fly (Zo["o]l.), a parasitic dipterous insect of the
group Pupipara. Some of them are wingless, as the bee
Louse mite (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of mites
which infest mammals and birds, clinging to the hair and
feathers like lice. They belong to Myobia,
Dermaleichus, Mycoptes, and several other genera.
Meaning of Louse fly from wikipedia
- Hippoboscidae, the louse flies
or keds, are obligate parasites
and birds. In this family, the winged species
at least reasonably
, and their
of jumping, or even walking efficiently
on flat surfaces. The non-disease-carrying head louse
(pl.: lice) is the common
name for any member
of the clade
Phthiraptera, which contains nearly
of wingless parasitic
canariensis, the pigeon louse fly
or pigeon fly
, is a species
of biting fly
in the family
flies, Hippoboscidae. Pseudolynchia
- The body louse
(Pediculus hum**** hum****, also known
hum**** corporis) is a hematophagic ectoparasite louse
humans. It is one...
- crab louse
or pubic louse
(Pthirus pubis) is an insect
that is an obligate ectoparasite
of humans, feeding exclusively
on blood. The crab louse
anthropophaga, the mango fly
, tumbu fly
, tumba fly
, putzi fly
, or skin maggot fly
, is a species
of blow-fly common
in East and Central
of wingless females gives
rise to winged forms
to other branches
of its typical
food plant. Aphids
that are attacked...
- in the family
flies, Hippoboscidae. There
are 5 known
species. One of the more well known species
is the pigeon louse fly Pseudolynchia
- my-EYE-ə-səss), also known
strike, is the parasitic infestation
of the body of a live animal
by fly larvae
(maggots) that grow inside
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