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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According to the report, most of the bird species host several groups of ectosymbionts, or organisms living together on the surface, including obligatory feather mites and chewing lice species.
New records of chewing lice (Insecta, Phthiraptera) from birds of southern Brazil, with description of a new species.
For example, a juvenile Great Horned Owl was found having hyperkeratosis caused by the species mites Knemicokoptes mutans (Schulz et al., 1989); also, three species of chewing lice (Phthiraptera): Strigiphilus oculatus, Strigiphilus acutifrons and Kurodaia edwardsi (Emerson, 1961), and six species of black flies (Diptera) have been reported on this owl species (Rohner et al., 2000).
The fauna of chewing lice parasitizing primates of the genus Alouatta Lacepede, 1799 in Brazil has not been properly studied since Werneck's late works (1950), in which some species of lice, as well as associations between parasites and hosts, were described.
"Not only does it effectively break the flea life cycle stages (flea eggs, flea larvae, adult fleas) but it also stops existing chewing lice infestations," the company said in a statement.
Sentry Fiproguard Plus has the same active ingredients as Frontline Plus and includes fipronil and methoprene to protect against fleas, flea eggs, flea larvae, ticks and chewing lice. Sentry Soft & Chewy Supplements are offered in three varieties to help support the needs of dogs of all ages.
Chewing lice may cause their hosts considerable irritation when present in large numbers and especially in situations in which it is difficult for the animals to groom themselves.
Knowledge of the biology of chewing lice that parasitise birds, first provided by the studies of Osborn (1890a, b), advanced greatly in the last century, through studies published by various researchers detailing aspects of the life cycle of diverse species (Martin, 1934; Wilson, 1934, 1939; Conci, 1952).
Cases of phoresy in the ischnoceran chewing lice (formerly Mallophaga partim), especially on flies of the families Hippoboscidae and Culicidae, have been well documented and appear to be relatively common occurrences (e.g., Harbison et al.
Prevalence of sucking and chewing lice on cattle entering feedlots in southern Alberta.