Family of often wingless flies, the louse flies or keds, parasitic on mammals and birds.
"Stealth" Flies On Birds: The Hippoboscids
Photographs and information on these flat insects that live as parasites on birds and mammals.
Photographs of many flies in this family.
Information from Wikipedia on the louse flies or keds which are ectoparasites of mammals and birds.
Lipoptena mazamae: Deer Ked
Provides photographs of this ectoparasite of the white-tailed deer, its distribution, identification, life history, habitat and hosts.
Information and a photograph of the sheep ked. Click to enlarge.
Pseudolychia canariensis: Pigeon Fly
Provides photographs of this ectoparasite of pigeons and doves, its distribution, identification, life history, habitat, hosts and the other parasites with which it is associated.
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