Definition of Louse fly
1. Noun. Bloodsucking dipterous fly parasitic on birds and mammals.
Generic synonyms: Dipteran, Dipteron, Dipterous Insect, Two-winged Insects
Group relationships: Family Hippoboscidae, Hippoboscidae
Specialized synonyms: Hippobosca Equina, Horse Tick, Horsefly, Melophagus Ovinus, Sheep Ked, Sheep Tick, Sheep-tick
Lexicographical Neighbors of Louse Fly
Literary usage of Louse fly
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Labrador, the Country and the People by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell (1909)
"... popularly called the louse-fly, from their habits of living parasitically upon birds and animals. They have flattened bodies adapted for moving readily ..."
2. Handbook of Nature-study for Teachers and Parents: Based on the Cornell by Anna Botsford Comstock (1911)
"After this is done, it reaches forward first one and then the other foot of the middle pair of legs, and taking each in turn between poot Ot' }louse.fly the ..."
3. The Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales by Linnean Society of New South Wales (1883)
"... to a common louse fly (H/fusca). " One day sitting in my verandah reading, I was suddenly stung with such violence in the hand, that I dropt my book, ..."
4. Farming Industries of Cape Colony by Robert Wallace, Harry Stratford Caldecott (1896)
"... showing marked Indications of Reversion to a Hairy-Sheep Ancestor . . . 332 56. Head of a Baboon ...... 338 57. The Sheep Kade or Louse-fly, ..."