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Subfamily Lipopteninae

Deer Ked - Lipoptena Deer ked - Lipoptena mazamae Hippoboscid - Lipoptena depressa Hippoboscid - Lipoptena mazamae Louse fly - Lipoptena depressa Cleg fly - Lipoptena Cleg fly - Lipoptena Lipoptena cervi  - 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
Three genera total, all occur in North America: Lipoptena (3 spp. in our area, 30 total), Neolipoptena (monotypic) and Melophagus (1 introduced sp., 3 total)
Life Cycle
Hosts are artiodactylous mammals