stag tick

noun

Definition of stag tick

: a fly (Lipoptena cervi) of the family Hippoboscidae that is parasitic upon the red deer and that has wings on attaining maturity but sheds them soon after settling on its host

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“Stag tick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stag%20tick. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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