> Hippobosca equina
Hippobosca equina (Forest fly)
Synonyms: Hippobosca equi; Hippobosca taurina
Bali, Myanmar, Celebes, Flores Island, India, Java, Lombok, Madura, Australia (?), Fiji, New Caledonia, Vanuatu;
Hippobosca equina, also known as the forest fly or New Forest fly, is a biting fly from the family Hippoboscidae. They are blood-feeding ectoparasites of primarily horses and other large mammals including cattle. It is a permanently fully winged fly, not shedding its wings on finding its host, as in some other Hippoboscidae. With its wings retained, it may thus fly away from its host to deposit its larvae. They are good fliers.