Biting behaviour of Tabanidae on cattle in mountainous summer pastures, Pyrenees, France, and effects of weather variables.

@article{Baldacchino2014BitingBO,
  title={Biting behaviour of Tabanidae on cattle in mountainous summer pastures, Pyrenees, France, and effects of weather variables.},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Baldacchino and Lilian Puech and Steve Manon and Lionel R. Hertzog and Pierre Jay-robert},
  journal={Bulletin of entomological research},
  year={2014},
  volume={104 4},
  pages={
          471-9
        }
}
In France, during the summer, cattle in mountainous pastures can be highly exposed to tabanid bites. The persistent biting behaviour of tabanids not only causes disturbance, but is also responsible for transmitting diseases, such as bovine besnoitiosis. The purpose of this study was to better identify the level of tabanid annoyance on cattle by means of insect trapping and direct observation of cows. Tabanids were active during the entire daily observation period (10:00-16:00), except for… CONTINUE READING

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