What is another word for horse fly?

7 synonyms found


[ hˈɔːs flˈa͡ɪ], [ hˈɔːs flˈa‍ɪ], [ h_ˈɔː_s f_l_ˈaɪ]

Horse flies, also known as clegs or deer flies, belong to the family Tabanidae. They are known for their painful bites and are found throughout the world. Other synonyms for horse flies include breeze flies, ear flies, gad flies, and green-headed flies, referring to their characteristic metallic green head and large size. In some regions, they are also called March flies due to their prevalence during the month of March. Horse flies are known for feeding on the blood of animals, including horses and cattle, and sometimes humans. Their bites can cause itching, swelling, and discomfort and can transmit diseases in some cases.

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How to use "Horse fly" in context?

The horse fly is a small, dark-colored fly that typically inhabits warm, moist areas such as around horses. These flies are attracted to warm blood and often feed on the blood of animals, including horses. While horse flies generally don't cause any serious health problems for horses, they can be annoying and disruptive.

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