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JERZY GUBERNATOR / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY JERZY GUBERNATOR / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Deer fly. Close-up of a deer fly (Lipoptena cervi), or deer ked, on human skin. Deer flies (family Hippoboscidae) are biting flies that are commonly found in temperate regions of Europe, Siberia and Northern China. They are parasites of elk, deer and other bovine animals, sucking blood and laying eggs in the fur of the host animal. Both males and females consume blood from their hosts. Photographed in Poland.
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