Heterodoxus spiniger (Enderlein, ) on domestic dogs (Canis familiaris, L. ) from the city of Recife, Pernambuco State, Brazil. Heterodoxus spiniger Enderlein, G. Usage: valid. Reference: Anopluren ( Siphunculaten) und Mallophagen 79 – Authors: Enderlein, G. Number: 2. Pages. Trop Biomed. Jun;29(2) The dog louse Heterodoxus spiniger from stray cats in Penang, Malaysia. Norhidayu S(1), Mohd Zain SN, Jeffery J, Lewis.

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Lipeurus caponis Wing-louse infests the underside of wings and tail of chickens. Heterodoxus spiniger was originally identified in Australia on the wallaby, but typically infests only canines. ADW doesn’t cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe. Journal of Helminthology Journal of Zpiniger Entomology Amblyceran lice mostly parasitize birds, but also are found on marsupial mammals, and mammals in the Americas.

In dunes near seas and oceans this is compounded by the influence of salt in the air and soil. Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey. Palps are absent at the mouthparts. Appendix 2 to Keler, S. The bites of H. It is usually found at the very proximal end of the hair shaft, close to the skin, often in the posterior dorsal region of the body Price and Graham, ; Roberts and Janovy, Lice reach sexual maturity about three to four weeks after they are laid as nits.


s;iniger Infestation is generally not severe. Behavior Heterodoxus spiniger spends most of its life on one host, but can move from host to host as needed.

Usually these lice are amber to black hetetodoxus color Roberts and Janovy, Heavy infestations in young birds may be highly damaging but this louse is rarely a severe pest to adult birds. It has specialized mandibles for chewing spinigre biting through the tough hide of both domestic dogs and other canids Price and Graham, From the dingo, the louse transferred to domestic dogs after European colonization of Australia, and from there the louse was spread to other parts of the world.

Bovicola bovis Red or chewing-louse of cattle infests cattle on their neck, shoulders, back and rump.

This includes Greenland, the Canadian Arctic islands, and all of the North American as far south as the highlands of central Mexico. Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: Colless, ; Price and Graham, ; von Keler, Key Behaviors parasite motile Communication and Perception Lice have short antennae, which are presumably used for chemoreception spinger well as for “feeling” their way around.

A large change in the shape or structure of an animal that happens as the animal grows.

Parasitic Insects, Mites and Ticks: Genera of Medical and Veterinary Importance/Chewing lice

They cause irritation, pruritus, restlessness, repetitive grooming, debility, and reduced productivity. A revision of the Australian Boopidae Insecta: Price and Graham, Nelson, ; Price and Graham, Dipetalonema reconditum Grassi, from the dog with a note on its development in the flea, Ctenocephalides felisand the louse, Heterodoxus spimiger.

The ischnoceran lice that infest domestic animals are in two families. Pathological effects are only likely if the host is already in poor condition from other parasites or malnutrition. Price and Graham, ; Roberts and Janovy, Jr. Heterodoxus spiniger is found on canines on all continents except Antarctica and Europe. Gonoides dissimilis Brown chicken-louse and G.


Bovicola bovis feeding activity can cause damage to the appearance of processed hides. Goniocotes gallinae Fluff-louse commonly infests poultry, amongst the down feathers over most of the body. Antennae have 4 or 5 segments, but they are less visible than in the ischnoceran lice because they occupy an antennal groove in the head. Such infestations lead to the hair-coat having a lousy appearance: Heterodoxus spiniger resides mostly in tropical and temperate climates Price and Graham,but it has also adapted to more arid conditions Amin and Madbouly, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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It appears to also feed on blood, as many individuals were observed with blood in their guts Nelson, Heterodoxus spiniger spends most of its life on one host, but can move from host to host as needed. They also retain vestiges of eyes on the lateral sides of the head Price and Graham, The egg hatches, and goes through three nymphal instars including molts in between the stages that resemble the adults, but are smaller and slightly paler in color.

Salt limits the ability of plants to take up water through their roots. It also infests wild canids.