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Genus Lipoptena

Ked - Lipoptena depressa Very small insect found on my neck - Lipoptena cervi Louse Fly - Lipoptena depressa Lipoptena mazamae - female Louse fly - Lipoptena depressa Lipoptena cervi Lipoptena cervi  - Lipoptena cervi Lipoptena cervi  - Lipoptena cervi
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Calyptratae)
Superfamily Hippoboscoidea
Family Hippoboscidae (Louse Flies)
Subfamily Lipopteninae
Genus Lipoptena
Explanation of Names
Lipoptena ‎Nitzsch‎ 1818
Numbers
3 spp. in our area(1), 30 total(2)
Identification
key to spp. in (1)
Range
by far most diverse in the Old World tropics (only 4 spp. in the New World)(3); in our area(1):
L. cervi ne US (NH-VA; introduced from Europe)
L. depressa w NA (BC-CA to AB-CO)
L. mazamae se US (VA-FL to MO-TX)
Works Cited
1.Deer Keds (Diptera: Hippoboscidae: Lipoptena and Neolipoptena) in the United States and Canada...
Skvarla M.J., Machtinger E.T. 2019. J. Med. Entomol. XX(X): 1-17.
2.Checklist of World Hippoboscidae (Diptera: Hippoboscoidea)
Dick C.W. 2006.
3.Manual of Central American Diptera
Brian V. Brown et al. 2009. NRC Research Press.