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Lipoptena mazamae (Neotropical deer ked)

Synonyms: Lipoptena conifera; Lipoptena mexicana; Lipoptena surinamensis

Wikipedia Abstract

Lipoptena mazamae, the Neotropical deer ked, is a fly from the family Hippoboscidae. They are blood-feeding parasites of the white-tailed deer - Odocoileus virginianus in the southeastern United States and Central America, the red brocket deer - Mazama americana in Mexico to northern Argentina, and also an incidental parasite of domestic cattle, Cougars - Puma concolor, and man. They are often misidentified as ticks.
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Parasite of 
Antilope cervicapra (blackbuck)[1]
Axis axis (chital)[1]
Cervus nippon (Sika deer)[1]
Odocoileus virginianus (white-tailed deer)[1]


From U.S.A., to Argentina, Trinidad;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Nunn, C. L., and S. Altizer. 2005. The Global Mammal Parasite Database: An Online Resource for Infectious Disease Records in Wild Primates. Evolutionary Anthroplogy 14:1-2.
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