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Genus Lipoptena

Lipoptena mazamae Rondani - Lipoptena mazamae Deer Ked? - Lipoptena cervi Squat thick legged fly - Lipoptena depressa Louse Fly - Lipoptena louse fly - Lipoptena depressa Scott's Valley A5 - Lipoptena Lipoptena mazamae Lipoptena cervi
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
3 spp. in our area(1), 30 total(2)
key to spp. in (1)
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.