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Naturevolume 155page123 (1945) | Download Citation



THE ked-flies are blood-sucking Diptera, ectoparasitic on certain of the ruminant artiodactyls. Since species occur on domesticated sheep and goats, they are of veterinary significance though not yet incriminated of acting as vectors of actual disease; occasionally they bite man. Information about these flies has been somewhat scattered, and a recent monograph1 of the group by Prof. J. Bequaert of Harvard is, accordingly, very welcome. Prof. Bequaert has already published many shorter papers on the Hippoboscidæ, of which the Melophaginæ or ked-flies are a sub-family; his monograph of the ked-flies is thus the outcome of prolonged study.

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  1. 1

    Bequaert, J., âœA Monograph of the Melophaginæ, or Ked-Flies, of Sheep, Goats, Deer and Antelopes (Diptera, Hippoboscidæ)â. Entomologica Americana, 22, 1 (1942).

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    Edwards, F. W., Oldroyd, H., and Smart, J., âœBritish Blood Sucking Fliesâ, 118 (1939).

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