Pseudolynchia canariensis (pigeon louse fly)
English: A Pseudolynchia canariensis carrying phoretic mites.
Français : Un diptère (Pseudolynchia canariensis) portant des acariens phorétiques.
Date June 2008
Source Own work (own photo)
Author Alvesgaspar https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Alvesgaspar
Pseudolynchia canariensis, the pigeon louse fly or pigeon fly, is a species of biting fly in the family of louse flies, Hippoboscidae. They are found in most parts of the (sub-)tropical world where domestic pigeons are kept. Known from wild hosts in Continental Africa, Mediterranean Sub-region, Afghanistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand, Taiwan, Ryukyu Islands, The Philippines, Malaya, and Indonesia. The only wild hosts are Pigeons and Doves (Columbidae). In domestic settings they have been recorded from 33 genera, 13 families, 8 orders of birds. Order: Diptera, Superfamily: Hippoboscoidea, Family: Hippoboscidae, Subfamily: Ornithomyinae.
Olfersia canariensis Macquart, 1839
Olfersia maura Bigot, 1885