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suborder

brachycera

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common name

horse fly

3

hosts

large domestic or wild animals, humans, small mammals

4

adult characteristics

stout bodied flies
large
clear or brownish wings

5

size of adult

up to 6.5cm

6

mouthparts are _____

slashing/sponging- blood sucking

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life cycle

after blood meal, female lays eggs in marshy area
eggs hatch to larvae
adult fly emerges from pupae

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how long does life cycle take?

4-5 months

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site of infection

general

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pathogenesis

painful bites
vectors for anthrax among other things

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clinical signs

annoyance

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diagnosis

identify fly

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feeding during the ____

daytime

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treatment

keep animals in barns during time of fly activity
use fly traps