Sweet itch, Queensland itch, seasonal recurrent dermatitis, and summer itch are all common names for a condition in horses caused by hypersensitivity to the saliva of Culicoides sp. Common affected areas include the tail head, mane, ears, and ventrum. Alopecia occurs secondary to pruritus.
Horn Flies, Face Flies, and Stable Flies
A member of the family Calliphoridae, Phormia regina is an important cause of secondary or wound myiasis with a tendency to invade both necrotic and fresh tissue. Commonly known as the black blow fly, these flies are ubiquitous in the United States; times of peak activity vary by climate.
Horse Flies, Deer Flies, and Black Flies
Keds (Wingless Flies)