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Species Lipoptena cervi - Deer Ked

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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
Species cervi (Deer Ked)
Other Common Names
Old World Deer Ked, Deer Fly, Elk Fly
Explanation of Names
Lipoptena cervi (Linnaeus 1758)
3.5-5 mm
native to the Palaearctic, adventive in NA and widespread in ne US (NH-VA)(1)
adults fly in the fall, sometimes until December
hosts: elk, deer and other bovines
preferred host in Europe: moose(1)
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.