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Species Lipoptena mazamae - Neotropical Deer Ked

Lipoptena? - Lipoptena mazamae Deer ked - Lipoptena mazamae Hippoboscid - Lipoptena mazamae Hippoboscid - Lipoptena mazamae deer ked (louse fly) - Lipoptena mazamae Lipoptena mazamae Rondani - Lipoptena mazamae Lipoptena mazamae Lipoptena mazamae
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)
3.5-4.5 mm
se US (VA-FL to MO-TX) to Argentina(1)(2)
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)