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Phylum Arthropoda. Subphylum Mandibulata. Superclass Hexapoda. Melophagus ovinus (sheep ked fly). Subphilum Chelicerata Species Melophagus ovinus To cite this page: Myers, P.R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2018. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Genus Melophagus To cite this page: Myers, P.R.
Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2018. The Animal Diversity Web (online). marks the preferred classification for this taxon. Recognized By Rank Classification; Species 2000& ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013 view in classification: Species Animalia Arthropoda Melophagus ovinus (Linnaeus, 1758) Crataerina hirundinis (Linnaeus, 1758) Crataerina pallida (Olivier in Latreille, 1811) Melophagus ovinus (Diptera: Hippoboscidae) is a wingless fly that causes chronic, pruritic dermatitis of sheep.
Goats are also affected. Of worldwide distribution, the disease's chief economic importance is the associated loss of wool production. Melophagus ovinus is an obligate ectoparasite.
The eggs develop into larvae within the female until they are Melophagus ovinus Name Synonyms Hippobosca ovinus Linnaeus, 1758 Melophaga hirtella Olfers, 1816 Melophagus bolivianus Bau, 1930 Melophagus fera Speiser, 1908 Melophagus hirtella Olfers, 1816 Melophagus montanus Ferris& Cole, 1922 Homonyms Melophagus ovinus (Linnaeus, 1758) Common names Frelus in language. Melophagus montanus Ferris& Cole, 1922 Melophagus ovinus, or the sheep ked, is a brown, hairy fly that resembles a tick.
This wingless fly is about 4 to 6 mm long and has a small head; it is a fly from the family Hippoboscidae. tennal morphology and classification of sensilla types in this Results General description of antenna M. ovinus, H. equina, andH. longipennis all bear a pair of head shell, respectively, Classification kingdom Animalia phylum Arthropoda subphylum Hexapoda class Insecta subclass Dicondylia infraclass Pterygota superorder Neoptera order Diptera suborder Brachycera Melophagus ovinus (Linnaeus, 1758) Taxon Concept NZOR Concept Id According to Melophagus is a genus of biting flies in the family of louse flies, Hippoboscidae.
There are three known species and one subspecies. [1 All are parasites of bovids. [2