Copyright: Per Hoffmann Olsen

Lipoptena cervi (Linnaeus, 1758)

Lipoptena cervi


  • English: Deer Ked
  • German/Austrian: Hirschlausfliege
  • Danish: Hjortelus
  • Image: 1920x1080
  • Location: Austria, Niederösterreich, Ober-Danegg
  • Date: 27/10/2018
  • Copyright: Per Hoffmann Olsen
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D
  • Lens: Sigma 150mm APO Macro


According to Pareys book of insects - the wings are expelled when it has attached itself to a host, like deer, boar, fox or badger.
They hatch in and around October and let them self fall from trees unto a potential host.

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