Louse Fly from Sweden

Subject:  What is this flying insect
Geographic location of the bug:  Uppsala Sweden
Date: 07/01/2018
Time: 08:26 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hi, I found this bug on my arm when I got back from a forest hike. It was tricky to get off and even trickier to kill. It’s body was very flat and it survived three squashes (finally killed it the fourth time). What is it?!
How you want your letter signed:  Nicely?

Louse Fly

You were wise to swat this blood-sucking Louse Fly.  Though Louse Flies typically feed off wild animals like deer and domestic animals like sheep, they are opportunistic and will attack humans if there is no other prey.  To the best of our knowledge, they do not spread diseases.

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