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horn fly

a small bloodsucking fly, Haematobia irritans, that is a pest, especially of cattle.
Origin of horn fly
1700-10, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The revenue generated by these activities is adversely affected by arthropod pests, specifically the horn fly and stable fly.
  • Distribution of horn flies on individual cows as a percentage of the total horn fly population.
  • Often there is an additional target, such as horn fly, which breeds in dung.

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