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Species Haematobia irritans - Horn Fly

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Calyptratae)
Superfamily Muscoidea
Family Muscidae (House Flies and kin)
Subfamily Muscinae
Tribe Stomoxyini (Blood-feeding Muscidae)
Genus Haematobia
Species irritans (Horn Fly)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Conops irritans Linnaeus, 1758 (Linnaeus placed Brachycera with beaks in the genus Conops)
Range
Widespread US and southern Canada. Introduced from France in 1887 according to UFL page.
Food
Adults drink blood, mostly from cattle.
Remarks
An economically important pest of cattle.
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