Mallophaga

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Noun1.Mallophaga - biting liceMallophaga - biting lice        
animal order - the order of animals
class Hexapoda, class Insecta, Hexapoda, Insecta - insects; about five-sixths of all known animal species
bird louse, biting louse, louse - wingless insect with mouth parts adapted for biting; mostly parasitic on birds
genus Menopon, Menopon - chicken lice
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13) The short life span of adults in Eulimdana species and reproductive senescence in P Julicaeatrae ensure that the skin will not become saturated with large numbers of microfilariae, which would probably be harmful to mallophagan vectors that remain on the host and are continually exposed to microfilariae while feeding.
Mallophagan vectors and the avian filarioids: new subspecies of Pelecitus fulicaeatrae (Nematoda: Filarioidea) in sympatric North American hosts, with development, epizootiology, and pathogenesis of the parasite in Fulica americana (Aves).