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Simeon Indzhov

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« am: 2016-10-03 19:11:11 »
Ich habe diese Fliege auf meinem Nacken heute in der Schule gefunden, Sofia. Es scheint eine Lausfliege zu sein. Übertragen diese für den Menschen gefährliche Krankheitserreger?
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Armen Seropian

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Re: Hippobosca?
« Antwort #1 am: 2016-10-04 18:31:50 »
Hello, Simeon!
By the wing venation, I think we can suggest it's Hippobosca sp. indeed. It's thought to be a potential intermediate host of some pathogens, but it's unknown, whether the fly can feed on human's blood.

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Simeon Indzhov

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« Antwort #2 am: 2016-10-04 19:20:32 »
Thank you very much! I did read too they don' t usually bite people though attracted by them. So I can' t be sure at all whether this one has bitten me at all. But, apart from that, it is an interestin find for me. Wonder what their primary host is (well, horses are rather rare in the city and maintained either by guards in parks or by the gypsy minority, although the carriages of the latter have been forbidden since I think a year or so at least near the centre)
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Armen Seropian

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« Antwort #3 am: 2016-10-04 19:38:34 »
Well, there are several documented reports of human bites performed by Hippobosca sp., but all of them are thought to be accidental, because there has been no long-term feeding reported. Speaking of host, it depends on the species (for example H. equina, that is distributed in Bulgaria also, feeds as on horse's blood, so on cattle's). And as I see, the specimen on your pic in a winged one, that means it hasn't found it's host yet.

Simeon Indzhov

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« Antwort #4 am: 2016-10-04 21:41:10 »
I know that particularly Hippobosca doesn' t cut its wings in contrast to other genera.
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Armen Seropian

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« Antwort #5 am: 2016-10-05 08:09:59 »
Good morning, Simeon.
Until the last month I also thought that Hippobosca species do not shed it's wings, but then came across this book

Probably it's a mistake, because it's the only source with such a mention :)

Elke Hartmann

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« Antwort #6 am: 2017-07-19 08:58:55 »
Wie groß ist die Fliege denn? Hat sich der Stich entzündet? War der sich schmerzhaft?
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Simeon Indzhov

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« Antwort #7 am: 2017-07-19 11:42:45 »
Soweit ich mich erinnern kann, war kein Schmerz zu spüren, und es gab auch keine Folgen. Ich glaube noch, dass die Fliege mich eigentlich nicht gebissen/gestochen hat, sondern nur auf mich saß