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Chewing lice (Insecta, Phthiraptera) parasitizing birds in Botucatu, SP, Brazil

By Guilherme A. Marietto-Gonçalves, Thiago Martins Fernandes and Raphael Lucio Andreatti Filho

Abstract

Three hundred and ten birds were examined for chewing lice. Eleven individuals belonging to eleven species of exotic (1), and wildlife Brazilian birds (10) were positive for these ectoparasites. Three hundred and ten birds were examined for chewing lice. Eleven individuals belonging to eleven species of exotic (1), and wildlife Brazilian birds (10) were positive for these ectoparasites. Ten species of chewing lice were identified (three belonging to the family Menoponidae and seven to Philopteridae). Three of these species were recognized as contaminators, and two were identified in Brazil for the first time. Distribution of these parasites and their hosts are discussed

Topics: Medicina Veterinária
Publisher: Universidade Federal Fluminense
Year: 2012
OAI identifier: oai:periodicos.ibict.br.Revista_Brasileira_de_Ciencia_UFF:oai:ojs.www.uff.br:article/70
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