Supriya Ghosh

Haematobia exigua

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Muscidae
Scientific name  Haematobia exigua
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Diptera
Genus  Haematobia
Rank  Species
Similar  Haematobia, Bovicola bovis, Musca vetustissima, Solenopotes capillatus, Stomoxys

Haematobia exigua or buffalo fly is a pest fly from the family Muscidae.

In Australia it is present in Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland and New South Wales.

The entomologist Ian Murray Mackerras did substantial work in trying to eradicate the problem by introducing parasites.

References

Haematobia exigua Wikipedia


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