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Species Lipoptena mazamae - Neotropical Deer Ked

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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
Species mazamae (Neotropical Deer Ked)
Other Common Names
Neotropical Deer Louse Fly
Explanation of Names
Lipoptena mazamae Rondani 1878
mazamae 'of Mazama' (Brocket deer, the species' host in the tropics)
Size
3.5-4.5 mm
Range
se US (VA-FL to MO-TX) to Argentina(1)(2)
Food
common obligate ectoparasite of white-tailed deer(2)
Print References
Drummond R.O. (1966) Lipoptena mazamae Rondani (Diptera: Hippoboscidae), a louse fly of deer, on cattle in southwestern Texas. J. Parasitol. 52: 825. (Full text)
Internet References
Fact sheet (Kern 2014)(3)