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Hippobosca equina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Hippoboscidae
Subfamily: Hippoboscinae
Tribe: Hippoboscini
Genus: Hippobosca
Linnaeus, 1758
Type species
Hippobosca equina
Linnaeus, 1758

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Hippobosca is a genus of flies in the family Hippoboscidae. There are only 7 known species. There are numerous synonyms.[2][3]


The primary distribution is in Europe and Parts of Asia and Africa. It has been introduced to other locations, though in some cases latter eradicated by modern husbandry practices.[4]


  • Species group 'a'
  • Species group 'b'
  • Species group 'c'


  1. ^ J. Beguaert (1930). "Notes on Hippoboscidæ" (PDF). Psyche. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Cambridge Entomological Club. 32 (6): 266–277pp. 
  2. ^ Hutson, A.M (1984). Diptera: Keds, flat-flies & bat-flies (Hippoboscidae & Nycteribiidae). Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects. 10 pt 7. Royal Entomological Society of London. pp. 84 pp. 
  3. ^ Maa,T. C. (1969). "A Revised Checklist and Concise Host Index of Hippoboscidae (Diptera)". Pacific Insects Monograph. Honolulu: Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii. 20: 261–299pp. 
  4. ^ "Hippobosca equina Linnaeus". CSIRO Entomology. 2004. 

External links[edit]

Data related to Hippobosca at Wikispecies