Also known as: Sheep headfly
Cattle, sheep, and horses. In cattle, it may be associtaed with the transmission of pathogens causing summer mastitis.
The female lays eggs in the faeces, or decaying vegetation. Eggs hatch into larvae in the autumn, and begin to mature. However, development is haltered until the following spring. They then undergo pupation, and maturation is complete. Adults emerge in the summer.
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