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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The morphology of Craspedorrhynchus platystomus (Burmeister, 1838), a louse commonly found on the long-legged buzzard Buteo rufinus (Phthiraptera: Ischnocera: Philopteridae).
Se diagnosticaron cuatro tipos de ectoparasitos en aves del genero Agapornis en cautiverio, siendo los acaros plumicolas Pterophagus spp, Dubininia melopsittaci, un acaro de la superfamilia Pterolichoidea y un piojo malofago de la familia Philopteridae (Figura 1).
About 41 specimens of genus Brueelia Keler (Phthiraptera: Ischnocera: Philopteridae) were collected from sixteen birds; mounted permanently in Canada balsam using standard methods.
Taxonomy of New World Columbicola (Phthiraptera: Philopteridae) from the Columbiformes (Aves), with descriptions of five new species.
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., 2009).
Examples of ectoparasites associated with northern mockingbirds include mites (Knemidokoptidae, Macronyssidae, Proctophyllodidae, and Trombiculidae; Ventura, 1968; Phillis and Cromroy, 1972; McClure, 1987, 1989; Latta and O'Connor, 2001), ticks (Ixodidae; Wilson and Durden, 2003), lice (Menoponidae and Philopteridae; Burmeister, 1838; Cicchino and Emerson, 1983; Wilson and Durden, 2003), and haematophagous flies (Muscidae; Ventura, 1968), some of which potentially could be observed in nests of lark sparrows as a result of behavior associated with re-use of nests.
Lice (Ischnocera, Philopteridae) identified were: Degeeriella fulva (72.7%) (8/11), Craspedorrhynchus sp.
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.
Two new records of chewing lice (Phthiraptera: Ischnocera: Philopteridae) on Leptotila megalura (Aves: Columbidae) from Argentina
Four Colpocephalum pectinatum (Order: Phthiraptera, Suborder: Amblycera, Family: Menoponidae) were collected from three owls, and four Strigiphilus speotyti (Order: Phthiraptera, Suborder: Ischnocera, Family: Philopteridae) were found on three owls.
Pigeon Louse--Either of two species of lice, Columbicola columbae, or Goniocotes bidentatus, family Philopteridae. Each causes considerable annoyance both to old pigeons and to partially feathered squabs.