Caption: Horn fly (Haematobia irritans). The horn fly resembles a house fly but are one half the size and have blood-sucking mouthparts. Both male and female horn flies are blood feeders ususally on cattle. Other domestic animals that are affected include horses, sheep, and goats. Adult horn flies spend their entire lives on cattle. Females leave only to lay their eggs in manure that is less than two minutes old. Horn flies are not known to cause disease transmission.
Magnification*: x4
Type: SEM
Copyright 2003 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
Keywords: 23096D,03.01.03,animal pest,blood sucking,cattle pest,fly,Haematobia irritans,horn fly,insect,insects,invertebrate,invertebrates,pest,piercing mouthparts,sucking mouthparts,SEM