BioImages: The Virtual Field-Guide (UK)

HIPPOBOSCIDAE (“Forest” flies, flat flies, bird flies, keds)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Family)

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Austen, E.E., 1906 Illustrations of British blood-sucking flies

BioInfo BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 1 general literature references to HIPPOBOSCIDAE (“Forest” flies, flat flies, bird flies, keds)

HIPPOBOSCIDAE may also be covered by literature listed under:

BIOTA
(living things)
Eukaryota
(eukaryotes)
ANIMALIA
(animals)
ARTHROPODA
(arthropods)
HEXAPODA
(insects and other 6-legged organisms)
INSECTA
(true insects)
DIPTERA
(two-winged flies)
BRACHYCERA
(short-horned flies)
Muscomorpha
(hover, scuttle, acalypterate, dung, house & parasitoid flies, blue/green bottles)
HIPPOBOSCOIDEA
(bat flies and flat flies)

BioInfo BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 80 feeding and other relationships of HIPPOBOSCIDAE (“Forest” flies, flat flies, bird flies, keds)

Further Information

Life history The adults are ectoparasites of birds and mammals, feeding on blood. The eggs hatch inside the female who retains the larvae until they are full grown. A single larva is raised at a time, fed from a special "milk gland". The lava pupates shortly after it is born.
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