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Old 11-22-2010, 06:25 PM   #1
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I know ticks dont have wings, but I found a bunch of bugs that look like ticks but some have wings on my deer this year. does anyone know what they are called? I cant find any info on them. Thank you!

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Old 11-22-2010, 06:55 PM   #2
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We've always just called them "Ticks With Wings". See them in the Ochoco's where we hunt deer in October. They don't bite (or maybe we haven't ever given them a chance to bite) , but sure freak you out when you see them crawling on your arm.
We've always wondered what they really are too.

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Old 11-22-2010, 07:08 PM   #3
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Perhaps they are Deer Keds. Many years back when I was a Wildlife Major at OSU we saw lots of them on Blacktail Deer at McDonald Forest. Here's a link:

http://ento.psu.edu/extension/factsheets/deer-keds
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:10 PM   #4
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I call them something I cant type here. They will bite if you have blood on your hands and wrists. Both of my arms swelled and started oozing from the bites. A double dose of benadryl sub Q injection fixed it up.
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:23 PM   #5
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i have never been bit by one, but anything that looks that much like a tick gross me out.
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:25 PM   #6
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Perhaps they are Deer Keds. Many years back when I was a Wildlife Major at OSU we saw lots of them on Blacktail Deer at McDonald Forest. Here's a link:

http://ento.psu.edu/extension/factsheets/deer-keds
Yep! Those are the creepy crawlers we see.
Ked's....Hmmm...wonder if the shoes were named after the bugs or the bugs were named after the shoes.....
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:38 PM   #7
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They drove me nuts in the trask - East side of the coast range - this year. The were really thick in spots.
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:42 PM   #8
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Perhaps they are Deer Keds. Many years back when I was a Wildlife Major at OSU we saw lots of them on Blacktail Deer at McDonald Forest. Here's a link:

http://ento.psu.edu/extension/factsheets/deer-keds

Thanks Teeb! I've wondered about them buggers for years...
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:45 PM   #9
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Definitely keds. 6 legs instead of 8. If you're out in the woods and notice them crawling on you, a critter is close by...
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Old 11-22-2010, 08:40 PM   #10
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We saw lots of those "ticks with wings" a couple of years ago on a hunt in Klickitat County (Wa.) Glad to finally know what they were.
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Old 11-22-2010, 08:51 PM   #11
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Learn something new every day....

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Old 11-22-2010, 09:36 PM   #12
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Thanks to everyone who chimmed in. We always called them deer flies but I looked them up as that and they weren't. Now I know what they are "Keds!" Cool thanks!!!!!!
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Old 11-22-2010, 10:25 PM   #13
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Finally! Yippee! It only took 36 years to actually use that tidbit from college!
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Perhaps they are Deer Keds. Many years back when I was a Wildlife Major at OSU we saw lots of them on Blacktail Deer at McDonald Forest. Here's a link:

http://ento.psu.edu/extension/factsheets/deer-keds

Those are the ones that got me!
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Old 11-23-2010, 02:50 PM   #15
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Finally! Yippee! It only took 36 years to actually use that tidbit from college!
Now that's funny....
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Old 11-24-2010, 02:51 PM   #16
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call them what you want i hate those things i get goose bumps every time one flies into my face. all parasites creep me the heck out, ticks especially so if it looks like a tick and FLIES they are of the devil's loins BBBGGHHH!!!!
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