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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]

Distribution[edit source | edit]

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

Systematics[edit source | edit]

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References[edit source | edit]

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


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