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Photo#1744902
Jeff and Alisa bug.

Jeff and Alisa bug.
Louisville , Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
October 25, 2019
Size: 3-4mm
It was found inside our home. Was not sure what it is.

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...a Louse Fly.

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louse fly
This is a louse fly (family Hippoboscidae). They are blood-feeding parasites of birds and some mammals like sheep, deer, and horses. They don't bite humans, but if dislodged from their host they sometimes go towards the nearest heat source and try to hide in the folds of your clothes. I had one land on me out of nowhere last week. They're not commonly seen off of their hosts (for birds, they stay hidden in their feathers). It probably just hitchhiked into your home on your clothes. I've encountered quite a few of them when raptor banding, and we find them later in the house.

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