Bit My Daughter
Location: Upstate New york, Queensbury
November 15, 2010 9:17 am
This little fella bit my daughter this morning. It has 6 legs and almost looks ike a tiny brown cricket. Would love to know what this is.
Your daughter was bitten by a Louse Fly in the family Hippoboscidae. You may reference additional information on these biting, blood-sucking flies on BugGuide. The various species of Louse Flies are often quite host specific, and the hosts include deer, sheep and pigeons, but opportunistic individuals are known to feed off of humans if the primary host is not available.
Thank you so much. We have an abundance of Deer on our property and are in constant battle with their ticks. This is certainly a new one!!