Chewing lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera) from estrildid finches (Aves: Passeriformes: Estrildidae) and louse-flies (Insecta: Diptera: Hippoboscidae
) from birds in Senegal, with descriptions of three new species of the genus Brueelia; Zootaxa; 2714: 59-68.
flies were present in 26% of fledglings while Phthiraptera lice (Amblycera) and Mesostigmata mites had a prevalence of 23% and 6%, respectively.
Pseudolynchia canariensis Macquart, 1839 (Diptera: Hippoboscidae
) in Domestic Pigeons (Columba livia domestica) in Van, Turkey.
The family Hippoboscidae
Samouelle, 1819, includes more than 150 species of obligate blood-feeding ectoparasites on birds and mammals (Maa and Peterson, 1987).
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.
Their transmission mainly occurs through the different Haematophagus arthropods, usually by Hippoboscidae
(louse fly), Ceratopogonidae (Biting midges) and Simulidae (Black flies).
Preliminary results from our study indicate a high percentage of the deer harvest was infested with Hippoboscidae
and to a lesser extent Ixodes scapularis.
The deer ked, Lipoptena cervi (Insecta, Diptera, Hippoboscidae
) is a widely distributed, blood-sucking, reddish-brown, dorsoventrally flattened ectoparasite that occurs on Old and New World members of the Cervidae.
Adult Calliphoridae, Hippoboscidae
, Muscidae, and Sarcophagidae were collected from forests, zoos, ranches, and farms (Table).