Lipoptena cervi (Diptera: hippoboscidae) in roe deer (Capreolus capreolus)

Authors

  • Adnan Hodžić
  • Jasmin Omeragić
  • Amer Alić
  • Adnan Jažić
  • Almedina Zuko

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Lipoptena cervi, roe deer, Bihać municipality

Abstract

Forest flies, also known as deer keds (Lipoptena cervi), are obligate blood-feeding ectoparasites that infest cervids (Cervidae) in Europe, Siberia, China and
North America. These flies are vectors of potential zoonotic bacterium Bartonella schoenbuchensis. The aim of this study was to determine the species of ectoparasites found on one male roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) shot during hunting season 2011 in the area of Bihać municipality. Using the morphological keys, all adult keds were identified as Lipoptena cervi Linnaeus, 1761. 

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2020-12-31

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Research Article (peer review)