Deer Louse Fly - unidentified | SocalFauna.net

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Deer Louse Fly (unidentified)


Arthropoda > Insecta > Diptera > Calyptratae > Hippoboscidae


Ectoparasite of deer; after settling on the host, the fly loses its wings. At least two species of deer lice occur in California: Lipoptena depressa and Neolipoptena ferrisi.The two species can be separated by the presence or absence of abdominal markings, which may be difficult to tell from photos of winged specimens.

References:
1. Powell, J.A. & C.L. Hogue. 1979. California Insects.

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