Order Diptera, Family Tabanidae, Family Musidae

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  • 1. 

    What is the Order for flies?

    Correct Answer
    Diptera
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Diptera. Diptera is the order that includes flies. Flies are insects characterized by a single pair of wings and a pair of halteres, which are small knobbed structures that help with balance during flight. Diptera is one of the largest orders of insects and includes a wide variety of species, such as houseflies, mosquitoes, and fruit flies.

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  • 2. 

    What is the family for Tabanus and Chrysops?

    Correct Answer
    Tabanidae
    Explanation
    Tabanus and Chrysops belong to the family Tabanidae. This family is commonly known as horse flies or deer flies. Tabanidae is a large family of biting flies that are known for their painful bites. These flies are found worldwide and are known to feed on the blood of various animals, including humans. They are known for their large size and strong flying abilities. Tabanidae is an important family in the field of medical entomology due to their potential as disease vectors.

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  • 3. 

    What is the genus for the horse fly?

    Correct Answer
    Tabanus
    Explanation
    Tabanus is the correct answer because it is the genus for the horse fly. The genus Tabanus includes a large number of species of biting flies commonly known as horse flies. These flies are known for their painful bites and are found worldwide. They are known to be a nuisance to both humans and animals, as they feed on blood. Therefore, Tabanus is the correct genus for the horse fly.

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  • 4. 

    What is the genus for deer fly?

    Correct Answer
    Chrysops
    Explanation
    Chrysops is the genus for deer fly.

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  • 5. 

    What is the genus for the blood drinkers of flies?

    Correct Answer
    Hematopota
    Explanation
    Hematopota is the genus for the blood drinkers of flies. This genus includes various species of flies that feed on blood, typically from mammals. These flies are known for their hematophagous behavior, meaning they rely on blood as a source of nutrition. The genus Hematopota is a well-known group within the fly family and is characterized by their blood-feeding habits.

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  • 6. 

    What is the common name for Tabanus?

    Correct Answer
    horse fly
    Explanation
    Tabanus is the scientific name for a genus of flies commonly known as horse flies. These flies are known for their large size and painful bites. They are called horse flies because they are often found near horses and other large animals, as they feed on their blood. The term "horse fly" is widely used to refer to these insects in everyday language.

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  • 7. 

    What is the common name for Chrysops?

    Correct Answer
    deer fly
    Explanation
    Chrysops is commonly known as deer fly.

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  • 8. 

    What is the common name for Hematopota?

    Correct Answer
    blood drinker
    blood drinkers
    the blood drinkers
    Explanation
    Hematopota is commonly referred to as "blood drinker" or "blood drinkers" or "the blood drinkers".

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  • 9. 

    What is the parasitic stage of those in Tabanus, Chrysops, or Hematopota?

    Correct Answer
    Adult
    Adult female
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Adult" or "Adult female" because Tabanus, Chrysops, and Hematopota are all genera of biting horse flies. These flies have a life cycle that includes an egg stage, a larval stage, a pupal stage, and an adult stage. The adult stage is the final stage of their life cycle, and both male and female adults are capable of biting and feeding on blood. Therefore, the parasitic stage of these flies refers to the adult stage, specifically the adult female stage as they are the ones that require a blood meal for reproduction.

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  • 10. 

    What is the preferred host of flies?

    • A.

      Horses and cows

    • B.

      Horses and cows but will feed on any mammal

    • C.

      Dogs and cats

    Correct Answer
    B. Horses and cows but will feed on any mammal
    Explanation
    Flies are attracted to animals because they provide a suitable environment for feeding and reproduction. Horses and cows are considered the preferred hosts for flies due to their large size and the abundance of food sources, such as manure and sweat. However, flies are opportunistic and will feed on any mammal if given the opportunity. Therefore, while horses and cows are the preferred hosts, flies can also infest other animals, including dogs and cats.

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  • 11. 

    What is the preferred environment of flies?

    • A.

      Any water source, including streams and ponds

    • B.

      Dry land

    • C.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Any water source, including streams and ponds
    Explanation
    Flies prefer environments that have water sources, such as streams and ponds. These areas provide them with a suitable habitat for breeding and laying their eggs. Flies are attracted to moist environments as they require water to complete their life cycle. Dry land does not provide the necessary conditions for flies to thrive, so it is not their preferred environment.

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  • 12. 

    What pathologies will flies cause?

    • A.

      Worry and panic, painful bite wounds, anemia, anthrax, EIA, pasteurellosis

    • B.

      Annoyance

    • C.

      Stupidity

    Correct Answer
    A. Worry and panic, painful bite wounds, anemia, anthrax, EIA, pasteurellosis
    Explanation
    Flies can cause various pathologies such as worry and panic due to their presence, painful bite wounds, anemia (due to blood loss from bites), anthrax (as they can transmit the bacteria), EIA (Equine Infectious Anemia, a viral disease transmitted by flies), and pasteurellosis (a bacterial infection transmitted by flies).

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  • 13. 

    What are flies a vector of?

    Correct Answer
    EIA
    Equine infectious anemia
    Explanation
    Flies are a vector of EIA, also known as Equine Infectious Anemia. This means that flies can transmit the disease to horses. Flies can carry the virus responsible for EIA and spread it from infected horses to healthy ones. Therefore, it is important to control and prevent fly infestations in areas where horses are present to reduce the risk of EIA transmission.

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  • 14. 

    What is the family for dipterans that feed on tears, mucus, and saliva?

    Correct Answer
    Musidae
    Explanation
    The family for dipterans that feed on tears, mucus, and saliva is Musidae.

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  • 15. 

    What is the scientific name for house fly?

    Correct Answer
    Musca domestica
    Explanation
    Musca domestica is the scientific name for the house fly. This species is commonly found in human habitations and is known for its ability to transmit diseases. The scientific name follows the binomial nomenclature system, with "Musca" representing the genus and "domestica" representing the species.

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  • 16. 

    What is the genus for house fly?

    Correct Answer
    Musca
    Explanation
    The genus for the house fly is Musca.

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  • 17. 

    What is the species for house fly?

    Correct Answer
    domestica
    Explanation
    The correct answer for the species of a house fly is "domestica."

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  • 18. 

    What is the scientific name for house fly?

    Correct Answer
    Musca domestica
    Explanation
    The scientific name for the house fly is Musca domestica.

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  • 19. 

    What is the genus for face flies?

    Correct Answer
    Musca
    Explanation
    The genus for face flies is Musca.

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  • 20. 

    What is the species for face flies?

    Correct Answer
    autumnalis
    Explanation
    The correct answer is autumnalis because face flies belong to the species autumnalis.

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  • 21. 

    What is the common name for Musca autumnnalis?

    Correct Answer
    face flies
    Explanation
    Musca autumnnalis is commonly known as face flies.

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  • 22. 

    What is the common name for Musca domestica?

    Correct Answer
    house fly
    Explanation
    Musca domestica is commonly known as the house fly.

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  • 23. 

    What type of parasite is the house fly?

    Correct Answer
    facultative periodic
    Explanation
    The house fly is a facultative periodic parasite. This means that it can choose to be parasitic or non-parasitic depending on the circumstances. It has the ability to live and reproduce both on organic matter and as a parasite on animals, including humans. This flexibility allows the house fly to adapt to different environments and food sources, making it a successful and widespread species.

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  • 24. 

    What type of foods appeal to Musca domestica?

    • A.

      Meat or plant ooze, open wounds, not a blood feeder, cause myiasis

    • B.

      Eye, nose, mouth, and wound secretions of horses and cows, eat residual blood

    • C.

      Blood suckers

    Correct Answer
    A. Meat or plant ooze, open wounds, not a blood feeder, cause myiasis
    Explanation
    house flies have spongy mouthparts

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  • 25. 

    What type of foods appeal to Musca autumnalis?

    • A.

      Meat or plant ooze, open wounds, not a blood feeder, cause myiasis

    • B.

      Eye, nose, mouth, and wound secretions of horses and cows, eat residual blood

    • C.

      Blood suckers

    Correct Answer
    B. Eye, nose, mouth, and wound secretions of horses and cows, eat residual blood
    Explanation
    Face flies follow around the blood suckers.

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  • 26. 

    What is Musca autumnalis a vector for that causes pink eye?

    Correct Answer
    Moraxella
    Explanation
    Musca autumnalis, also known as the face fly, is a vector for Moraxella, a bacterium that can cause pink eye. Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, the thin transparent layer of tissue that covers the white part of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelids. Moraxella can be transmitted from infected animals to humans through the bites of Musca autumnalis, leading to the development of pink eye.

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  • 27. 

    The term for the organism that causes pink eye.

    Correct Answer
    Moraxella
    Explanation
    Moraxella is the correct answer because it is the name of the organism that causes pink eye. Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, which is the clear tissue that covers the white part of the eye and lines the inner surface of the eyelids. Moraxella is a type of bacteria that can cause this infection, leading to symptoms such as redness, itching, discharge, and tearing of the eyes.

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  • 28. 

    What is Musca autumnalis a vector for that causes summer sores?

    Correct Answer
    Habronema
    Explanation
    Musca autumnalis is a vector for Habronema, which causes summer sores. Summer sores are skin lesions that occur in horses due to the larvae of the Habronema parasite. Musca autumnalis, also known as the face fly, is responsible for transmitting the larvae to the horse when it feeds on the horse's wound secretions or moist areas around the eyes, nose, or mouth. The larvae then develop in the horse's tissues, leading to the formation of summer sores.

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  • 29. 

    What is Habronema?

    Correct Answer
    helminth
    Explanation
    Habronema is a type of helminth. Helminths are parasitic worms that can infect humans and animals. Habronema is specifically a genus of nematodes that commonly infect horses. These worms can cause various health issues in horses, such as skin lesions, eye infections, and respiratory problems. Therefore, the correct answer to the question "What is Habronema?" is helminth.

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  • 30. 

    what does the helminth Habronema cause?

    Correct Answer
    summer sores
    Explanation
    Habronema is a type of helminth, or parasitic worm, that can cause summer sores. Summer sores are skin lesions that occur in horses and other animals. The larvae of the Habronema worm can infect the skin and cause inflammation, leading to the development of these sores. The larvae are usually transmitted to the animal through the bites of certain types of flies. Summer sores can be painful and may require veterinary treatment to prevent complications and promote healing.

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  • 31. 

    what are the major Musca pathologies?

    • A.

      Anemia

    • B.

      Summer sores, conjunctivitis, fly worry, pink eye

    • C.

      EEE, heartworm, EIA

    Correct Answer
    B. Summer sores, conjunctivitis, fly worry, pink eye
    Explanation
    The major Musca pathologies include summer sores, conjunctivitis, fly worry, and pink eye. These are common conditions caused by the Musca fly. Summer sores are open wounds that can occur on the skin of animals due to the fly's larvae. Conjunctivitis is inflammation of the eye, often caused by the fly's irritation. Fly worry refers to the anxiety and discomfort experienced by animals due to the presence of flies. Pink eye is another term for conjunctivitis, which can cause redness and irritation in the eye.

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  • 32. 

    What is the genus and species of dipteran where both the male and female eat blood?

    Correct Answer
    Stomoxys calcitrans
    Explanation
    Stomoxys calcitrans is the correct answer because it is the genus and species of a dipteran where both the male and female feed on blood. This species is commonly known as the stable fly and is a significant pest for both humans and animals. The feeding behavior of both male and female stable flies sets them apart from other dipterans, making Stomoxys calcitrans the correct answer to the question.

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  • 33. 

    What is the genus for the stable fly?

    Correct Answer
    Stomoxys
    Explanation
    The genus for the stable fly is Stomoxys.

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  • 34. 

    What is the species for the stable fly?

    Correct Answer
    calcitrans
    Explanation
    The species for the stable fly is calcitrans.

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  • 35. 

    What is the common name for Stomoxys calcitrans?

    Correct Answer
    Stable fly
    Explanation
    The common name for Stomoxys calcitrans is the stable fly.

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  • 36. 

    What type of parasite is Stomoxys calcitrans?

    Correct Answer
    Obligate periodic
  • 37. 

    How long do the adult stable flys live for?

    Correct Answer
    1 month
    one month
    Explanation
    Stable flies are adult flies that have a relatively short lifespan. They typically live for about one month. This means that from the time they reach adulthood, they will only be alive for approximately one month before they die. The lifespan of stable flies is relatively short compared to other insects, which allows them to reproduce and complete their life cycle within a relatively short period of time.

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  • 38. 

    What food appeals to Stomoxys calcitrans?

    • A.

      Oozing sores

    • B.

      Blood; like to feed around the head, ears, the back and midline

    • C.

      Blood, will eat anything

    Correct Answer
    B. Blood; like to feed around the head, ears, the back and midline
    Explanation
    especially like pointy ears

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  • 39. 

    what type of mouthpart do those in Stomoxys calcitrans have?

    Correct Answer
    piercing
    Explanation
    Stomoxys calcitrans, commonly known as the stable fly, has piercing mouthparts. This means that they have specialized structures that allow them to pierce the skin of their hosts and feed on their blood. These mouthparts are adapted for sucking blood and are similar to those of other blood-feeding insects such as mosquitoes and ticks. The piercing mouthparts of Stomoxys calcitrans enable them to obtain the necessary nutrients for survival and reproduction.

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  • 40. 

    How do stable flies eat?

    Correct Answer
    head pointing up
    Explanation
    Stable flies eat with their head pointing up. This position allows them to access their food source, such as animal blood, more easily. By positioning their head upwards, stable flies can use their mouthparts to pierce the skin of their host and feed on the blood. This feeding behavior is common among stable flies and helps them obtain the necessary nutrients for survival and reproduction.

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  • 41. 

    What are some pathologies caused by Stomoxys calcitrans?

    • A.

      Anemia

    • B.

      Fly worry

    • C.

      Allergic reactions, infections secondary to bites, "dog ear" anemia

    Correct Answer
    C. Allergic reactions, infections secondary to bites, "dog ear" anemia
    Explanation
    Stomoxys calcitrans, also known as the stable fly, can cause various pathologies. Allergic reactions can occur as a result of their bites, leading to symptoms such as itching, redness, and swelling. Infections can also develop at the site of the bites, which can further complicate the condition. Additionally, a specific pathology called "dog ear" anemia can occur due to the continuous biting of Stomoxys calcitrans on the ears of dogs, resulting in anemia.

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  • 42. 

    What is Stomoxys calcitrans a vector for?

    Correct Answer
    EIA
    Eastern infectious anemia
    Explanation
    Stomoxys calcitrans is a vector for Eastern infectious anemia (EIA). This means that it can transmit the disease from one host to another. EIA is a viral disease that affects horses and is characterized by fever, anemia, and various other symptoms. Stomoxys calcitrans, also known as the stable fly, feeds on the blood of infected horses and can spread the virus to healthy horses, making it an important vector for the transmission of EIA.

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  • 43. 

    What is the stable fly an intermediate host for which causes summer sores?

    Correct Answer
    Habronema
    Explanation
    The stable fly is an intermediate host for the parasite Habronema, which causes summer sores. Summer sores are skin lesions that can occur in horses and other animals. The Habronema parasite is transmitted to the animal through the bite of the stable fly. Once inside the animal, the parasite can cause inflammation and irritation, leading to the development of summer sores.

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  • 44. 

    Name one thing we can use to control Musca and Stomoxys.

    Correct Answer
    screens
    electrocution grids
    insecticides
    fly predators
    breeding places
    Explanation
    Improvement of sanitation will drastically reduce them!!!

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  • 45. 

    What is the family name for blow flies?

    Correct Answer
    Calliphoridae
    Explanation
    The family name for blow flies is Calliphoridae. This is a scientific term used to categorize a group of flies that are commonly known as blow flies. These flies are known for their metallic-colored bodies and are often found around decaying matter. The family name Calliphoridae helps to classify and identify these specific types of flies within the larger category of insects.

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  • 46. 

    What are blow flies responsible for?

    Correct Answer
    myiasis
    Explanation
    Blow flies are responsible for myiasis, which is the infestation of live animals or humans by fly larvae. The larvae of blow flies, also known as maggots, feed on living or necrotic tissue, causing damage and potential infection. This condition can occur in both animals and humans, and blow flies are one of the main culprits responsible for causing myiasis.

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  • 47. 

    What type of parasite are blow flies considered?

    Correct Answer
    Facultative
    obligatory myiasis
    Explanation
    Blow flies are considered as facultative and obligatory myiasis parasites. "Facultative" means that they can live both as a parasite and a free-living organism, while "obligatory myiasis" refers to the fact that they require a host organism to complete their life cycle. Therefore, blow flies can live as parasites when necessary, but they are not solely dependent on parasitic behavior for survival.

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  • 48. 

    What does the term "blow" in blow fly strike stand for?

    Correct Answer
    egg laying
    Explanation
    The term "blow" in blow fly strike refers to the process of egg laying. Blow flies are known for laying their eggs on decaying organic matter, such as dead animals. In the context of fly strike, blow flies lay their eggs on live animals, particularly in areas where there is moist or soiled wool. The eggs then hatch into maggots, which can cause significant damage and harm to the animal. Therefore, the term "blow" in blow fly strike signifies the action of egg laying by blow flies.

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  • 49. 

    What does the term "strike" in blow fly strike stand for

    Correct Answer
    damage it causes
    Explanation
    The term "strike" in blow fly strike refers to the damage that blow flies cause. Blow fly strike is a condition where blow flies lay their eggs on an animal, usually a sheep, and the hatched maggots feed on the animal's flesh, causing significant damage and potential infection. Therefore, the term "strike" represents the harmful effects and destruction caused by blow flies.

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  • 50. 

    What is the genus of this ectoparasite?

    • A.

      Hematopota

    • B.

      Chrysops

    • C.

      Tabanus

    Correct Answer
    C. Tabanus
    Explanation
    The genus of this ectoparasite is Tabanus.

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