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Hippobosca equina (Forest fly)

Synonyms: Hippobosca equi; Hippobosca taurina

Wikipedia Abstract

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.
View Wikipedia Record: Hippobosca equina

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Cairngorms 142543 Scotland, United Kingdom
North York Moors 108930 England, United Kingdom
South Dartmoor Woods 5330 England, United Kingdom
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom


Parasite of 
Bos taurus (cow)[1]
Bos taurus indicus (aurochs)[2]
Canis lupus (Wolf)[1]
Equus caballus (horse)[2]


Bali, Myanmar, Celebes, Flores Island, India, Java, Lombok, Madura, Australia (?), Fiji, New Caledonia, Vanuatu;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
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