Journal Article

New Record of <i>Lipoptena cervi</i> and Updated Checklist of the Louse Flies (Diptera: Hippoboscidae) of the Republic of Korea

in Journal of Medical Entomology

Published on behalf of Entomological Society of America

Volume 47, issue 6, pages 1227-1230
Published in print November 2010 | ISSN: 0022-2585
Published online December 2014 | e-ISSN: 1938-2928 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1603/ME09262

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This is the first confirmed record of the genus Lipoptena Nitzsch and its species, Lipoptena cervi (Linnaeus), from the Republic of Korea. A total of five females and 10 males was collected from eight of 29 Korean water deer, Hydropotes inermis argyropus Swinhoe, from Gangwon and Gyeongsangbuk Provinces and Ulsan Metropolitan Area from May through October 2008. An updated checklist of Korean hippoboscids contains nine species in six genera (Hippobosca Linnaeus, Icosta Speiser, Lipoptena, Ornithoctona Speiser, Ornithomya Lattreille, and Ornithophila Rondani). Hosts, collection records, and repositories are also noted.

Keywords: louse fly,; Lipoptena cervi,; Hippoboscidae,; water deer,; Korea

Journal Article.  1460 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Disease Ecology and Epidemiology ; Entomology

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