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Ornithomya avicularia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Hippoboscidae
Subfamily: Ornithomyinae
Genus: Ornithomya
Latreille, 1802

Ornithomya are genus of biting flies in the family of louse flies, Hippoboscidae. There are 29 known species.[1] All species are parasites of birds.[2]


Ornithomya are found worldwide with the exception of Antarctica, however the largest number of species are found in South East Asia and Africa.[2]


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  1. ^ Dick, C. W. (2006). "Checklist of World Hippoboscidae (Diptera: Hippoboscoidea).". Chicago: Department of Zoology, Field Museum of Natural History: 1–7pp. 
  2. ^ a b 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.