horse fly


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  • noun

Synonyms for horse fly

large swift fly the female of which sucks blood of various animals

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From the stinging pain of horse fly encounters to our distaste for centipedes, cowbirds and sandburs, Janet Lembke explores the nature and myth of species we love to hate.
In fact, the Lyme disease spirochete has been isolated from virtually all blood-sucking insects: deer tick, brown dog tick, lone star tick, American dog tick (also mentioned by Potter), black-legged tick, Western black-legged tick, dog flea, cat flea, rodent flea, bot fly, horse fly, deer fly, and at least 15 species of mosquito.
If these bothersome arthropods would only manifest themselves like the mosquito or the horse fly, you could swat them and be done with it.
Melbourne, Jan 13 ( ANI ): A new species of Queensland horse fly has been named after Beyonce due to its glamorous lower abdomen.
And the schedule of four of them became even more hectic as they had to cover for band-mate Mollie King after she was bitten on the heel by a horse fly.
And the schedule of four of them became even more hectic as they had to cover for bandmate Mollie King - after she was bitten on the heel by a horse fly.
The midgies formed a black film every night at the entrance to his tent and he was covered in bites from cleggs, a type of horse fly.
For example, Coremetrics data revealed that the shopping cart abandonment rate for horse fly spray was 80 percent.