Philopteridae


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Philopteridae

[‚fil·əp′ter·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of biting lice (Mallophaga) that are parasitic on most land birds and water birds.
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Regarding bird parasites, particularly those of the Philopteridae family, some authors state that they feed on skin, although this does not appear to be essential, since in the published studies of in vitro rearing only feathers were given (Wilson, 1934; Wall and Shearer, 2001; Johnson and Clayton, 2003; Saxena et al.
Philopteridae (Mallophaga Ischnocera) nuevos o poco conocidos parasitos de Rallidae (Aves Gruiformes).
Das plumas foram coletados especimes de piolhos da Familia Philopteridae, especie Struthiolipeurus rheae (Figuras 1A e 1B), caracterizando o primeiro registro de ocorrencia dessa especie em avestruzes para o Estado do RS.
Dentro del orden Phthiraptera, que incluye los vulgarmente conocidos como piojos, la familia Philopteridae es la mas grande y diversificada del suborden Ischnocera, cuenta a nivel mundial con 137 generos y 2.
Pigeon Louse--Either of two species of lice, Columbicola columbae, or Goniocotes bidentatus, family Philopteridae.