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gadfly,

name for various biting flies, especially those that attack livestock, e.g., the botflybotfly,
common name for several families of hairy flies whose larvae live as parasites within the bodies of mammals. The horse botfly secretes an irritating substance that is used to attach its eggs to the body hairs of a horse, mule, or donkey.
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 and the horseflyhorsefly,
common name for the large hairy flies of the family Tabanidae. Male horseflies feed on pollen and nectar, but the females suck blood as well and are common pests of animals and sometimes of humans. The bites of many species are very painful. The larger horseflies, e.g.
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gadfly

any of various large dipterous flies, esp the horsefly, that annoy livestock by sucking their blood
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A new state record is presented for Tabanus reinwardtii Wiedemann, 1828.
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Tabanus commixtus constituyo la especie mas abundante en cada uno de los transectos estudiados (> 80% del total de individuos colectados).
Extracts of Cnidium officinale Makino and Tabanus fulvus Meigan attenuated HG-induced mesangial cell proliferation partially through suppressing the ECM accumulation and TGF-[beta]1 production (Jeong et al.
Other less conspicuous species found in this study were Tabanus importunus, T.
In a private interview in the house I was staying in, I asked Tabanus, whom I have known since he was toddler, about marijuana in Darapap.
barra] 'danta'), correspondiente a la especie Stibasoma flaviventre del genero Tabanus, es el especifico no tipico.
Seasonal and geographical distribution of Tabanus abactor Philip in the Texas rolling plains.
146), Sila, and Taburnus, and the two Latin names for the gadfly, asilo and tabanus.
Genetic variability associated with hovering time in Tabanus nigrovittatus Macquart (Diptera: Tabanidae).
Stomach content analysis of 30 individuals (Table 2), corroborates that Corydalus consumes prey from a variety of trophic levels, (that is herbivore, Fallceon guilleri (Baetidae); intermediate predator, Cryphocrycos hungerfordi; and high predator, Tabanus sp.
The most-collected predators were the deer fly Tabanus subsimilis Bellardi, caught in the Malaise trap, and the tiphiid wasp Myzinum frontalis (Cresson), presumed parasites of scarab larvae (Kimsey 2009) that occurred in large swarms of males around P.