chewing louse


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chewing louse

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A severe infestation was recorded in four fledglings of two nests, two from fragmented area parasitized by the chewing louse C.
Because they spend their entire life cycle on the host, a particular species of chewing louse is often restricted to a certain host species or to a phylogenetically related species (Barker 1994; Johnson and Clayton 2003).